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Greetings card
  • Greetings card
    John Callcott Horsley, born 1817 - died 1903
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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1843 (designed)
    ca. 1945 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Callcott Horsley, born 1817 - died 1903 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour process engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68

Physical description

Reproduction of a Christmas card.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1843 (designed)
ca. 1945 (published)


John Callcott Horsley, born 1817 - died 1903 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour process engraving


Height: 11.43 cm, Width: 14.61 cm

Descriptive line

Reproduction of the Christmas card designed by John Callcott Horsley, sent to Henry Cole, colour process engraving, London, 1843. Recognised as the first Christmas card.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Colour process engraving

Subjects depicted

Greeting cards


Christmas; Greeting cards; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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