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Umbrella Courtship: P.14398-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Umbrella Courtship
Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: Dobbs, Henry

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Description

Lace-paper mounted on roughly-cut thin white card, the original backing sheet missing. Embossed chromolithographic scraps of flowers decorating upper left and right corners and lower centre. A hand-coloured panel at the centre with a collage of chromolithographed flower scraps and cut-paper and hand-coloured elements including a large mushroom and a pair of frogs. A hand-written verse above in blue and red inks: "My heart is / where true love / reposes. / I'll strew / for you a / bed of Roses." The title hand-written in blue ink below: "Umbrella Courtship". DOBBS embossed at lower centre. 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. 57. See notes.

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
1840 - 1850

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Chromolithography
Collage

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14398-R
Primary reference Number: 214563
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 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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