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"Saint Nicholas"

 

Illustration by Arthur Rackham

 

 

This lovely illustration by Arthur Rackham depicts "Saint Nicholas" (also known as "Saint Nick" and "Santa Claus") and was prepared, according

to Rackham's signature, in 1907. The illustration was later published in "Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures" in 1913.

 

Appropriately, Rackham has shown Saint Nicholas hauling a sack of presents and surrounded by numerous elves who are also carrying sacks of

gifts.

 

Stylistically, Rackham's depiction of Saint Nicholas appears to owe much to elements of the 1823 poem, "A Visit from St Nicholas", in particular,

the following text:

 

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

 

 

 

"Saint Nicholas" by Arthur Rackham

 

 

Arthur Rackham - ''Saint Nicholas''

 

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Detail from ''Saint Nicholas'' by Arthur Rackham

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Arthur Rackham's "Saint Nicholas"

 

 

When presented on Greeting Cards (approximately 7x5" on premium acid-free card stock), this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in 'hommage' to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card

stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each card we also present some information about Arthur Rackham and this wonderful illustration. We have left the

interior of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.

 

Each of our Fine Art Posters are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied

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