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Valentine card: P.14410-R-1

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

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Publisher: Unknown

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Description

Etching with hand-colouring on one sheet of white wove paper inside an etched oval frame. A couple wearing regency dress (the woman wearing a turban with a white feather) stand on a wooded path. The man points towards a church in the background with his right hand. An etched verse is arranged around the central image (not sufficiently inked at left side): "The path we're in leads to the church, / Do not leave me in the lurch ...". Inscriptions in graphite at upper left: "(1822)" and largely erased inscription at upper centre: "Trees like Country". There are two crosses in graphite within the image; one above the distant tree at the left side and one above the church porch. 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. 9. A graphite number "9" is written onto the album leaf in the lower right-hand corner, which corresponds to the numbering of the catalogue.

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
Production date: circa AD 1822

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Etching

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14410-R-1
Primary reference Number: 214576
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 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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