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I will be true as thou art fair ...: P.14342-R-57

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I will be true as thou art fair ...






A valentine front-paper separated from the back (remnants along the left edge) with a lace-paper border of urns and flowers to which is affixed at centre left and right blue paper leaves studded with copper-coloured hearts. A collage of heavily-embossed and hand-coloured flowers, foliage and bird at lower centre. A gold 'anchor of hope' with hand-painted forget-me-not 'rope' is affixed at upper centre. A central embossed, gilded and 'jewelled' frame surrounds a padded silk panel with cut-paper, embossed and hand-coloured church with gilded details and with a further collage of embossed and hand-coloured flowers to either side. A printed verse on the silk below: 'I will be true as thou art fair / I will shield thy heart from care / I will guard thee, cherish, love ... And never leave thee lone to pine / If I may be thy 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-57
Primary reference Number: 206537
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 5 May 2021 Last processed: Thursday 6 May 2021

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

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