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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1956,1005.38

  • Description

    "A Merry Christmas", illustration to a book; Father Christmas, with wreath of Holly in his hair, raising a cup of wassail, a plum pudding, roast beef, twelfth cake, hot elder wine, spirits on the table, behind, bogies, snap dragon and a couple under mistletoe Graphite, with watercolour, with scraping out

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1815-1882
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240 millimetres
    • Width: 150 millimetres (sight measurement)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed with title and with names of objects and creatures in image Verso: inscribed (partly illegible)
  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PVI)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1956

  • Acquisition notes

    This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1956,1005.38

A Merry Christmas, illustration to a book; Father Christmas, with wreath of Holly in his hair, raising a cup of wassail, a plum pudding, roast beef, twelfth cake, hot elder wine, spirits on the table, behind, bogies, snap dragon and a couple under mistletoe Graphite, with watercolour, with scraping out

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A Merry Christmas, illustration to a book; Father Christmas, with wreath of Holly in his hair, raising a cup of wassail, a plum pudding, roast beef, twelfth cake, hot elder wine, spirits on the table, behind, bogies, snap dragon and a couple under mistletoe Graphite, with watercolour, with scraping out

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