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Set of 5 Sleeping Cat note cards with envelopes in a box. These are taken from sketches drawn by Herbert Sconce, English Commissioner to India, 1861-1865. I extracted these from original drawings that I have from the Sconce estate. The cards are blank inside so you can write whatever greeting comes to mind. These are printed by us and are A2 size ... 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". These cat images are suitable for framing.

Herbert Sconce (1833-1867) was Principal Commissioner and Captain in the Bengal Army, stationed in Assam, India. Alas, as an ambassador from Britain in India, Herbert was a disaster. His arrogance and antagonism toward the people of the Pulagahri region led to the now infamous and deadly uprising in October of 1861.

Herbert was just not into the “commissioner thing.” He left the administration and decision making largely up to his deputies. In official meetings he was bored and inattentive. He would spend his time drawing sketches, many of which he would later color at home.

Sleeping Cat Note Cards Greeting Cards Boxed Set of 5 #1

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    These note cards are 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", are blank inside and come with envelopes in a cello topped box. All images are copyright Bob Bortfeld 2018. Designed and printed in San Jose, California.

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