A Happy Christmas To You

about 1890
Beatrix Potter (English, 1866–1943)


Sheet: 10.5 x 18 cm (4 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.) Framed: 23 x 29.4 x 1.5 cm (9 1/16 x 11 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite pencil with touches of pen and black ink on light weight card stock

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors

Four rabbits at table being served Christmas pudding.


At left, in graphite pencil: A happy / Christmas / to you


Lower left in graphite pencil: HBP.


Sold by Justin G. Schiller, Kingston, NY to Mrs. Betsy Beinecke Shirley; by inheritance to her daughter, Jody S. Gill, Milton, MA; 2010, year-end gift of Jody S. Gill to MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jody S. Gill in memory of her mother, Betsy Beinecke Shirley