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Valentine card: P.14349-R-4

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




Postcard-style valentine with a poem by author and well-known verse writer, Helen Marion Burnside (1844-1920). Chromolithograph on cream card with a plain printed border of double lines with rounded corners and an illustration of white, rose-like flowers with applied glitter (probably mica). The title printed at upper right in gothic script: "Hear what I have to say / to you / Dearest". Verse printed at lower right: "The flowers / are coming / the twitter of birds / Has whispered of spring begun, / By spring - nature's love-time-awakened / - and stirred, ...". / H.M. BURNSIDE.". A monogram to the left of the illustration: "DK"? "COPYRIGHT" printed at lower left. One of a series, with illustrations by the same artist and verses by Burnside. See P.14349-R-1. The style suggests a dating of 20th century rather than 19th.

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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

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Accession number: P.14349-R-4
Primary reference Number: 214480
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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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