Acknowledging the perfect joy of suffering in Christ, but having a little fun along the way.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
December 15 Nativity
Artists: Maud and Miska Petersham
This is from the Glencairn Museum collection. The description of this piece and the artists is terrific: The
Petershams were a husband-and-wife illustration and writing team who
produced many books for children. In 1931 they published a Nativity
book, The Christ Child, with text taken from the Gospels of
Matthew and Luke (Garden City, NY: Doubleday). This pop-up paper crèche,
produced in 1933, is adapted from illustrations in that book. In 1949,
while living in Glencairn, Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn gave over 100
copies of The Christ Child as gifts to family and friends. The
Pitcairns also commissioned two watercolor paintings by Maud Petersham
that they used as Christmas cards in the 1960s. Collection of Glencairn Museum.