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A Love Tale: P.14377-R

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Current Location: In storage


A Love Tale
Valentine card


Publisher: Dobbs, Henry




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.

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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
Circa 1830 - 1860

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Techniques used in production

Applied textile
Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14377-R
Primary reference Number: 214542
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Tuesday 24 April 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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