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Christmas Card

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A hand-painted Christmas card sent to John and Molly (Mary) Christian. Arthur Edwin Baker followed his father into the dry-salting industry and later became a shipping clerk. During the First World War he worked in munitions and as an Air Raid Patrol Warden during the Second War. He was made a Freeman of the City of London. Although he received no training in art, he was a prolific painter, particularly in later life, producing watercolour paintings of local views, specifically of the Marks Gate area.

Valence House Museum

London


Medium

watercolour on paper

Measurements

H 13 x W 14 cm

Accession number

LDVAL 2016.52.12

Acquisition method

gift

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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Valence House Museum

Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, London, Greater London RM8 3HT England

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