Peake Family Greetings Cards

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  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/13/12
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      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001442.0x0000fb
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      1 file

Scope and Content


  • two printed cards with illustration by Mervyn Peake of a nude boy holding a branch, from Maeve and Mervyn Peake, 1 Drayton Gardens, London SW10, undated [1960-1968];
  • two printed Christmas cards with illustration by Mervyn Peake of face [for Oscar Wilde's poem 'Madonna Mia'], 1967;
  • printed Christmas card with title illustration from Ride a Cock-Horse on cover and Alice title page border inside, both by Mervyn Peake, 1979;
  • two printed Christmas cards with triptych by Mervyn Peake showing cat, head of cat and horned head, 1980;
  • photograph of painting of seated woman with umbrella, inserted into envelope frame (presumably intended for greetings card design).

See Add MS 88931/13/6 for the printing plates from which the cards were made.

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