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A Midsummer Night's Dream: P.14343-R-56

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Current Location: In storage


A Midsummer Night's Dream
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




Large sheet of cream wove paper onto which valentine card components have been affixed to both sides. On the recto are large, chromolithographed scraps of exotic fruits, a butterfly and a half-length image of a girl with brown ringlets carrying a basket of flowers. On the verso, a white lace-paper frame containing a hand-coloured lithograph of a scene from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, (Act 3, scene 1; Titania makes love to Bottom wearing the head of a jackass) Titania's lines from the scene printed below as hand-written: 'I pray thee gentle mortal ...'. A hand-written inscription in graphite on the cream paper: 'Midsummer Nights Dream / Shakespeare'.

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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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Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14343-R-56
Primary reference Number: 214122
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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