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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.
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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graphite, gouache on cardboard
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 6 7/8 x W: 8 7/8 in. (17.46 x 22.54 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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