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Two invitations to the Grand Show of Dahlias: P.14200-R-79

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Two invitations to the Grand Show of Dahlias


Printmaker: Unknown




First one dated 1834, with inscriptions "Metropolitan Societies / Grand Show of Dahlias, / under the / Patronage of the Queen, / at the / Surrey Gardens, / on Wednesday, Sept17, 1834, / for gold medals, silver cups, &c &c…". Second one embossed with lettering in blue, dated 1834, with inscriptions "Metropolitan Society of Florists & Amateurs / Grand Show of Dahlias, / Stone, greenhouse, and other flowers and / flowering plants, / for silver cups and other prizes, / at the Surrey Zoological Gardens, / Wednesday, 13th August, 1834, / in honor of the Queen's birthday...".

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Bequeathed by Spencer George Perceval, 1923

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


19th Century
Production date: AD 1834

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Wood engraving

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Accession number: P.14200-R-79
Primary reference Number: 206005
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 13 July 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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