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To be Let - with immediate Possession: P.14410-R-13

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To be Let - with immediate Possession
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




Hand-coloured lithograph of a large heart containing a house with a bride worshipping at the altar of Hymen to the left and a church to the right. The title, "To be Let - / With immediate Possession" printed below followed by a verse: "I have a little heart to let, / Depicted just above; / The Fixtures are unvarying truth, / The Rent is - Constant Love ...". The paper has previously been folded into quarters and is addressed in black ink on the verso: "Mr Kemp / 9 Bedford Row / Holborn". Remains of red sealing wax and partial postmark: "[...] FE 14 [18?2]4". 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. 15. A graphite number "15" is written onto the album leaf in the lower right-hand corner, which corresponds to the numbering of the catalogue. According to the catalogue, 'a woodcut version of the same design was used in 1820'. (Hartley, 1995, p. 6)

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


19th Century
Circa 1820 - 1824

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14410-R-13
Primary reference Number: 214588
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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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