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Greetings Card

ca. 1890 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

A greetings card with gilt edges, printed in colour; the design shows the guinea pigs seated at a long table. The guinea pig at the head of the table is about to serve food.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Colour lithograph on card, gilt edged
Brief description
Greetings card, guinea pigs at a table, designed by Beatrix Potter and published by Hildesheimer and Faulkner, ca. 1890; Linder Bequest cat. no. LB 1793.
Physical description
A greetings card with gilt edges, printed in colour; the design shows the guinea pigs seated at a long table. The guinea pig at the head of the table is about to serve food.
Dimensions
  • Height: 90mm
  • Width: 130mm
Style
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
A bright and happy New Year (printed greeting)
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
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.1793 - Linder Bequest catalogue no.
Collection
Library number
BP.571

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Record createdApril 9, 2019
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