This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful vintage illustrations that we have seen. Two young Victorian children are dressed in their winter finery and are delivering gifts. The snowy scene behind them is so lightly drawn that all focus is on the beautifully drawn faces and the girls’ fine garments. This image is so right for anyone looking for Victorian Christmas images, vintage illustrations or a beautiful example of a vintage illustration. This image is from 1886 when it was included in The snow queen :: bright pictures and lively stories.. Only the publisher, De Wolf Fiske & Co. was recognized.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.