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Valentine card: P.14343-R-94

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




Chromolithograph of a hummingbird in flight against a background of flowers within a lace-paper frame mounted with paper springs onto blue paper with an embossed 'pleated' border. Embossed scraps with silver detailing of flowers with a scroll is affixed at lower centre and Cupid in a boat at upper centre. A chromolithographed motto affixed to the lower centre of the lace-paper frame: CONSTANCY. The inside of the card is blank. This card was produced in a variety of different coloured papers (pink, yellow, green) with alternative images (kingfisher and swan), scraps and mottoes. The album P.14343-R contains a number of cards from the same series, all mounted together. See P.14343-R-89, P.14343-R-92; P.14343-R-93, P.14343-R-94 and P.14343-R-95. A loose card, P.14403-R was probably also originally contained in this album.

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


19th Century
Circa 1850 - 1860

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14343-R-94
Primary reference Number: 214160
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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