Reward of Merit Cards, set of four tiny cards by Kate Greenaway. circa 1890, Children's walk in winter.

22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway, 22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway, 22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway Brentano's envelope, 22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway

Very sweet little children, warmly dressed in muffs and scarves and giant hats, take a winter walk with a compliant puppy. Tiny little cards that came to us in a small, darkening Brentano's envelope post 1905 at least. On the envelope, handwritten in ink, "4 honor cards by Kate Greenaway, about 1890, not recorded in Spielmann". (but  they are in Schuster #293, picture pg 200 and Thompson p 296.) The maroon bonnets are identical to those in the Schuster images. The pictures may be familiar because a coloured plate was included in the Kate Greenaway Birthday Book (Routledge 1880).

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22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway
22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway
22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway Brentano's envelope
22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway
Reward of Merit cards, set of four.
Greenaway, Kate. (unattributed)
/KG, illustrator.
No place or publisher, Set of four cards with called for original envelope missing; printed in colours, and thin gold borders, "Reward of Merit" on front and blank back, winter scenes with children dressed in rose and grey-brown and faint landscape details in the distance; 1. boy and dog, two girls walk on snow; oblong; 2. boy and two girls on ice oblong, 3. Mother, two girls and dog. 4. three little girls and the dog. 4.7x6.7cm; 1 7/8" x 2 5/8";
Toploader small novelty paper.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or other marks, all backs toned a bit, a few tiny edge rubs; one card has 1/8" corner crease and missing gold layer on tip.
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22476