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A Love Tale: P.14377-R

An image of Valentine card

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

A Love Tale
Valentine card

Maker(s)

Dobbs, Henry (Publisher)

Description

White lace-paper (front and back sheet) with an albumen print of a white porcelain figure group on the subject of the sailor's farewell; couple in 18th-century dress seated beneath a tree, the male figure wearing a cocked hat and preparing to leave. The print has been cut out and mounted onto an oval-shaped blind of purple silk at the centre and the title painted in white gouache below: "A Love Tale". A cut-paper fern frond is affixed at lower centre. An oval-shaped design of flowers is painted onto the inside, right-hand sheet. DOBBS embossed at lower centre of the back sheet. On the verso is an inscription in graphite: "1860 / 7/6" [7 shillings and sixpence]. This card was included in the exhibition of valentine cards, _For ever thine: the nineteenth century valentine_, held in the Charrington Print Room at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1995, no. 66.

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
Circa 1830 - 1860

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Applied textile Hand colouring Collage

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14377-R
Primary reference Number: 214542
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Tuesday 24 April 2018 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "A Love Tale" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/214542 Accessed: 2022-08-13 08:22:38

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