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Quite Too-Too

Christmas Card
1881 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Satirical card showing an aesthete in artistic dress. A woman sitting/slouching at the side of a fireplace, apparently enraptured by a Japanese paper parasol mounted in the fireplace as a screen. The fireplace has blue velvet curtains. The woman wears a golden yellow and black satin dress with flowers around the skirt and behind her is a firescreen with large sunflowers on a blue background.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Quite Too-Too (series title)
  • With Precious Wishes for You! (published title)
Materials and techniques
Colour lithograph on card
Brief description
Albert Ludovici. Woman sitting by a fireplace. One of four cards from the "Quite too-too!" set, published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner, London, 1881.
Physical description
Satirical card showing an aesthete in artistic dress. A woman sitting/slouching at the side of a fireplace, apparently enraptured by a Japanese paper parasol mounted in the fireplace as a screen. The fireplace has blue velvet curtains. The woman wears a golden yellow and black satin dress with flowers around the skirt and behind her is a firescreen with large sunflowers on a blue background.
Dimensions
  • Unframed height: 12.5cm
  • Width: 8.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
Very precious wishes for you.
Credit line
Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little
Object history
Designed by Albert Ludovici, II (born in Prague, 1852, died in 1932); printed and published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner, London
Bibliographic reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963
Collection
Accession number
E.2416-1953

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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