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The Light of the World
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The Light of the World


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Description In the 1880s the print firm of Louis Prang was famous for its commercially successful Christmas cards. In 1881 Prang held his third competition to design a holiday card. The first prize went to Dora Wheeler. Titled "The Light of the World" the design in its printed form bears the words "Good Tidings of Great Joy!" above the head of Mary.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/19/1981Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Likely acquired by William T. Walters, Baltimore, between 1881 and ca. 1890; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1881
Medium
graphite, gouache on cardboard
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2579
Measurements
H: 6 7/8 x W: 8 7/8 in. (17.46 x 22.54 cm)
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  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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