Christmas Plenty Still Life Cards

£5.50
ITEM CODE: 24548
4/5
Evocative Christmas cards reproducing ‘Still Life of Fruit, Nuts and Wine Glass’, 1864, by John Edward Newton (English, fl.1835-91). The handsome painting of sweetmeats, fruit, and...
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Evocative Christmas cards reproducing ‘Still Life of Fruit, Nuts and Wine Glass’, 1864, by John Edward Newton (English, fl.1835-91). The handsome painting of sweetmeats, fruit, and wine echoes the traditional Christmas gifts exchanged by the Tsar Nicholas I (1796-1855) and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna (1798-1860) in the 1850s after a Christmas Eve dinner party at the Winter Palace: notably, bags of sweets, nuts, oranges, prunes, and apricots. Christmas was not widely celebrated in Russia until the Tsarina recalled her Prussian heritage with Christmas Eve parties, gift-giving, and Christmas trees.

Made exclusively for Museum Selection.
Size & Additional Information
1 design
17.5 x 12.5cm
Printed ‘Season’s Greetings’
Envelopes included
Printed in Great Britain
Packed in a compostable bag. Requires industrial composting: please add to your food or garden waste bin (subject to your local refuse collection policies)
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Overall product rating 4/5
12 October 2020
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Lovely festive-looking still life cards.