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Prospect of a New Moon: P.14410-R-21

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Current Location: In storage


Prospect of a New Moon
Valentine card


Publisher: Dobbs, Henry




Collage of cut-paper, hand-coloured birds, flowers and foliage with blue silk, gauze clouds and gold tinsel crescent moon and etched, cut-paper castle on white lace-paper with a cameo embossed inner border with gold ground (See also P.14410-R-34). Title written in blue ink at upper centre: "Prospect of a New Moon.". "Hope Castle" written in brown ink below and "Happiness" in blue ink on the flag in the castle tower. The door of the castle opens to reveal a hand-drawn and cut-paper Cupid holding a golden bow. The collage lifts at the right side to reveal a hand-written message in black ink (different hand - presumably the sender's): "A token of / constancy from / one who loves / you". DOBBS embossed at lower centre. Watermark: JOYNSON / 1845. 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. 34. A graphite number "34" is written onto the album leaf in the lower right-hand corner, which corresponds to the numbering of the catalogue.

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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 1845 - 1851

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14410-R-21
Primary reference Number: 214596
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Tuesday 27 March 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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