• 10 cards and envelopes, 5 x 7 in.
• Inside greeting: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Raphael Kirchner, Austrian, 1876–1917
Carrying the Christmas Tree, from the series Christmas Pictures, 1901
Published by Bruder Kohn
Hand-colored lithograph on card stock
Overall: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive---Gift of Leonard A. Lauder
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"Carrying the Christmas Tree" by Raphael Kirchner, is simply a sweet and heart warming lithograph image. To create a reproduction for holiday cards of Kirchner's subtle print was a wonderful idea.
The arm around the back and closeness of purpose of the two characters depicted as opposite genders , looking back to the town and church steeple with their tree was a fine image to anchor this year.