C1881

Christmas, 1881.

 Fabulous image of a hand pushed through paper, holding Australian Christmas cards. The first locally designed and produced Christmas cards were made after John Sands instigated a competition for ‘which designs for thoroughly Australian cards should alone be admissible’. Nearly … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-AA-811224001–227470
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Details

Full Title:

Christmas, 1881.

Date:

C1881

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

212mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Christmas, 1881. - Antique Print from 1881

Genuine antique
dated:

1881

Description:

 Fabulous image of a hand pushed through paper, holding Australian Christmas cards.

The first locally designed and produced Christmas cards were made after John Sands instigated a competition for ‘which designs for thoroughly Australian cards should alone be admissible’. Nearly seven hundred entries were received, put on public display and judged by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Reference: Christmas in Australia p.30, ill p. 44.

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