Jane Austen Holiday Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards and holiday cards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. On the back of each card is printed a brief essay relating the dates the author lived in the house, what works were created there, and other information about the location, including what he or she loved about the setting and how it inspired creativity. The entire description from the back of the card can be read below.
Jane and Cassandra Austen Walking to Steventon Church, Christmas Morning
The Hampshire village of Steventon is best known as the birthplace of the novelist Jane Austen. Her father, the Reverend George Austen, like other Austens before and after, was rector of the parish, and she and her family attended services in the twelfth-century church for the first twenty-five years of her life until his retirement and the family’s move to Bath. Here we see Jane and her sister Cassandra braving the inclement weather on the way to the church service, watched over by Christmas angels.
Pack of 8 cards and envelopes, one design, blank inside; 5” x 7”
Artist’s note: “I love: folk art and history, Staffordshire pottery, old textiles and plates, gardens, broadsheet woodcuts, Blake, Douanier Rousseau, Kahlo, Alfred Wallis, Ravilious, Bawden, the Romantic movement, browsing in books, mooching in museums, Sussex, old buildings, cats, the sea... Exhibitions include group and solo shows in the UK, Spain, and New York.”