[Nieuwjaarswensch / New Year Wishes, ca 1782 ] Blank decorative card with Nativity scenes, published ca. 1782, 1 p.
Rococo decorative print to be employed as a wish card; handcolored.
At the top corners a farm and a church; at the bottom, the Annunciation and the scene of the Nativity (geboorte van Christus, Kerstmis) with two children peaking in from a window.
Numbered on the top right corner: ‘N. 25′; with the address of the publisher at the bottom: ”t Amsterdam by de Erven de Wed. J. Ratelband en J. Bouwer op de Rooze Gragt Zuyd-zyde, in de Bybel-Drukkerye.’
The Rijksmuseum has another similar impression (inv. RP-P-OB-207.507) though the plate seems to have undergone serious reworking. It may also be a copy after the present impression.
In the Netherlands on Newyearsday children would visit family and recite the self-written letters to parents and grandparents in exchange for a gift. The tradition died out in the early 20th century.
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