A Christmas Dream

Daphne Allen



This lovely illustration from Daphne Allen was published in the 1951 Christmas Edition of The London Illustrated News.


When published in The London Illustrated News, it was associated with the following text:


Our Artist has let her fancy play round the notion that on the Christ Child's first birthday

the little angels gave Him all that was most beautiful to deck a tree. First the stars played

their part, each giving out a gleam which was transformed into a little star to shine on

the branches in place of candles. The angels made garlands of star-dust, and gathered

icicles and frosted fir-cones and sprays of ivy, sparkling dew-hung cobwebs and grasses

and shining silver threads of rain, and glowing, many-coloured bubbles floated up from

waterfalls. Brilliantly-coloured little birds came from the far places of the earth and

hovered about the tree like living jewels, and bright butterflies, moths and dragon-flies

joined them. The angels gathered ripe, glowing fruits, nuts and berries, and from the

sea and running water they took the golden sparkle of sunlight and silver shimmer of

the moon.



Full Image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: DA CD 8x12
Price: US$30.00

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: DA CD 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Our Greeting Cards


When presented on Greeting Cards, 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 Daphne Allen and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior

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


Our large format reproductions


Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years

of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Daphne Allen and this

wonderful illustration.


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