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Umbrella Courtship: P.14398-R

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Umbrella Courtship
Valentine card


Publisher: Dobbs, Henry




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.

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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


19th Century
1840 - 1850

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Hand colouring

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