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Valentine card: P.14345-R-75

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Valentine card

Maker(s)

Unknown (Publisher)

Description

A comic Valentine, lampooning the excesses of ladies' fashion and the so-called 'Grecian Bend' of the late 1860s. Tinted lithograph printed in red and black on white wove paper. An image of a young woman wearing a dress with a bustle and with a high and extensive mass of curls at the back of her head. She wears a scarf around her neck and carries a parasol in her left hand. A printed verse below: "In a "Cloud" so warm and cosy / You've wrapped up your pretty chin; / Hoping that the men, enchanted, / To Propose will soon begin." Evidence of folding above the lower edge.

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

Dating

19th century
Probably 1860 - 1870

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14345-R-75
Primary reference Number: 214360
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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