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Valentine card: P.14346-R-31

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Lloyd, Edward (publisher)




A hand-coloured woodcut on thin wove paper. A circular 'frame' of flowers and leaves with partial hand-colouring. Inside, Cupid is depicted in a waterborne chariot harnessed to a pair of swans which are tethered to a pair of birds fluttering above. Cupid holds his bow and arrow in his left hand and a sealed letter in his right. Below the frame: [Printed by E. LLOYD, 30, Curtain Road, Shoreditch] and below this a printed verse: "Hast thou mark'd the mazy stream, / By the moonlight's silver beam? ...". An inscription in graphite, upper centre: "9d" [9 pence]. The inside pages are blank. From a series published by Lloyd. See also: P.14346-R-32; P.14346-R-33; P.14346-R-34. According to information available at, 'Lloyd was registered as a printer in the Middlesex Sessions Records in 1838 at Broad St and Cumberland Place, Curtain Rd, an address that no longer exists'.

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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
Production date: circa AD 1840

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14346-R-31
Primary reference Number: 214417
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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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