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My Own Choice: P.14346-R-18

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My Own Choice
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A hand-coloured lithograph on 4to-sized thin wove paper. An elaborate 'illuminated' border featuring stylised flowers enclosing a vignette of an embracing couple flanked by Cupids/putti with a church in the background. The title incorporated as part of the border at upper centre: MY OWN CHOICE and a printed verse below the vignette: "My own, my fondest, and my choice, / Yours is the charm and yours the voice, / Of Love that leads my captive heart, / Within the range of Cupid's dart, ...". The inside pages are blank. From a series. P.14347-R-L3 is a duplicate. The Museum of London holds a few examples from the same series: See 34.170/1127, with the title, CONSTANT EVER; 34.170/1120, with the title, HOPE / LOVE and 34.170/1133, with the title TRUE BLUE, all of which are given a date of 1860-1880.

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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
Circa 1860 - 1880

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Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14346-R-18
Primary reference Number: 214404
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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