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On display at V&A South Kensington
The Porter Gallery, Room 48

Greetings Card

1890 (designed), 1890 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A greetings card with gilt edges, printed in colour; the design shows a postman rabbit dressed in blue carrying a sack of post, with his back to viewer. A single piece of card with no fold.
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph on card, gilt edged
Brief Description
New Year greetings card, postman rabbit, designed by Beatrix Potter, colour lithograph, published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1890. Linder Bequest cat. no. LB 1791.
Physical Description
A greetings card with gilt edges, printed in colour; the design shows a postman rabbit dressed in blue carrying a sack of post, with his back to viewer. A single piece of card with no fold.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.2cm
  • Width: 8.4cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
Wishing you a happy New Year (printed greeting at bottom)
Credit line
Linder Bequest [plus object number; written on labels on the same line as the object number]
Object history
Acquired by the V&A from Leslie Linder (1904-1973) in 1973 as part of the Linder Bequest, a collection of ca. 2150 watercolours, drawings, literary manuscripts, correspondence, books, photographs, and other memorabilia associated with Beatrix Potter and her family.
Subject depicted
Associated Object
BP.569(B) (Version)
Bibliographic Reference
Hobbs, Anne Stevenson, and Joyce Irene Whalley, eds. Beatrix Potter: the V & A collection : the Leslie Linder bequest of Beatrix Potter material : watercolours, drawings, manuscripts, books, photographs and memorabilia. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985.Hobbs, Anne Stevenson, and Joyce Irene Whalley, eds. Beatrix Potter: the V & A collection: the Leslie Linder bequest of Beatrix Potter material: watercolours, drawings, manuscripts, books, photographs and memorabilia. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985.
Other Number
LB.1791 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library Number
BP.569(A)

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