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Valentine card: P.14343-R-109

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Windsor & Sons




A single leaf of pink embossed paper with an arched top and a lace-paper border of leaves and flowers with gilded detail. Affixed at the centre is a Baxter process print of a young boy wearing a green tudor-style tunic offering flowers to a girl in a pink costume sitting on a chair. The image is known as 'Presenting the Posy' and was produced by Baxter licensee, Joseph Mansell. The paper is printed with the message: "To my dear / little / favourite / from your / loving ..." and then hand-written in black ink, "Auntie". WINDSOR blind-embossed above the border at lower left. See _A Pictorial Catalogue of Joseph Mansell's Baxter Process Prints_, Compiled by Michael Martin, Brian Lawrence & Roger Smith for The New Baxter Society, 2006, Sheet 28 Children, reproduced no. 182, p. 51.

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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
1840 - 1860

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Techniques used in production

Baxter-process print

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14343-R-109
Primary reference Number: 214175
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Tuesday 27 March 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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