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Valentine card: P.14342-R-82

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Printmaker: Unknown




Silvered lace-paper mounted with a white silk oval panel onto which a large anchor (signifying 'hope'; a common motif in valentines) is mounted which is fashioned from gilt foil mounts set with 11 small periwinkle shells (4 missing) and with a 'chain' of small, false pearls. The panel is edged with large, white gauze leaves and with an additional outer border of die-cut white paper foliage. A collage of brightly coloured leaves and flowers is set at lower centre of the silk panel, partially obscured by the gauze leaves. Just below this is a chromolithographed, die-cut posy of flowers, shot through with Cupid's golden arrow and with the motto: 'Love'. The interior of the card is blank.

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Accession number: P.14342-R-82
Primary reference Number: 206562
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Thursday 14 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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