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Valentine card: P.14342-R-41

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


J.T. Wood & Co




A delicate front of silvered lace-paper in a design of lily of the valley flowers curved around from left and right to form a heart-shaped aperture at the centre. A cameo-embossed scene of Cupid and Hymen around a pudding with doves to left and right. A paper swag printed in silver ink with the verse: 'Ask not why I love thee / Why is heaven divine / I only know I cannot tell thee / But my heart is thine'. A blindstamp: 'WOOD' at lower right (just below the doves). Seen through the central aperture is a hand-coloured lithograph of a church which has been cut and pasted onto a watercolour background with a cut and pasted lace-paper frame (possibly concocted by the sender). A collage of real moss and fabric flowers are arranged below the lithograph inside the card, again possibly affixed by the sender of the valentine.

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Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Accession number: P.14342-R-41
Primary reference Number: 206521
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 6 February 2019 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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