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The Model Young Man: P.14345-R-61

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Current Location: In storage


The Model Young Man
Valentine card


Publisher: S. Marks & Sons




Changeable Valentine. A hand-coloured lithograph on white wove paper with a cut-out figure of a smartly-dressed young man carrying a book under his left arm. A poster on the wall behind advertises a "lecture on temperance". The cut-out lifts to reveal the same man with a sour expression, holding a bottle in his left hand. A printed verse below: THE MODEL YOUNG MAN / Quite a model young man, the old ladies delight, / You're so steady & good & you never get tight. / But a little bird whispers that like Mother Hubbard, / You always have got something nice in the cupboard." The inside pages are blank. From a series of 15 Valentines with figures which lift to reveal their true characters which were bought at a sale, lot 590. See clipping from sale catalogue pasted to the album leaf below P.14345-R-54: "Coloured Changeable Valentines of the 60's, pubd. by Marks, etc. ..." This group of valentines was bought in 1923-24 from the bookseller, R.S. Frampton who was based at "Walton House", 37 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4. A Frampton sale catalogue from this date (No. 34) found in boxes containing Glaisher's valentines has lot 590 cut out from it. See P.14527-R. This fact can be verified by cross-referencing with an identical but complete book catalogue found among Glaisher's valentines, with the listing for lot 590 intact. See P.14528-R.

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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


19th Century
1860 - 1870

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Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14345-R-61
Primary reference Number: 214346
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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