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Valentine card: P.14347-R-L3

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Printmaker: Unknown




Loose within album P.14347-R. A hand-coloured lithograph on 4to-sized thin wove paper. An elaborate 'illuminated' border featuring stylised flowers enclosing a vignette of an embracing couple flanked by cupids/putti with a church in the background. The title is incorporated as part of the border at upper centre: MY OWN CHOICE with a printed verse below the vignette: "My own, my fondest, and my choice, / Yours is the charm and yours the voice, / Of Love that leads my captive heart, / Within the range of Cupid's dart, ...". The inside pages are blank. From a series. A duplicate is P.14346-R-18. The Museum of London holds a few examples from the same series: See 34.170/1127, with the title, CONSTANT EVER; 34.170/1120, with the title, HOPE / LOVE and 34.170/1133, with the title TRUE BLUE, all of which are given a date of 1860-1880.A couple getting married with cupids around them. Printed title "My own choice" and verse "My own, my fondest, and my choice, yours is the charm, and yours the voice…".

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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Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14347-R-L3
Primary reference Number: 206574
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Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 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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