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Valentine card: P.14411-R-35

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




32-mo size lace-paper with a second, smaller layer on top which is decorated with chromolithographed scraps, one incorporating the motto: "BELIEVE / I LOVE." A window at lower centre contains a Baxter-process print of a young woman opening a box or token in a wooded clearing. The print is inscribed along the lower edge: BAXTER patentee, 11 Northampton Square. The image is from a set of ten Baxter prints known as the Tarantella set which was printed on one sheet and cut into small individual prints for use on the lids of small boxes containing needles. These needle-box prints were often additionally employed on valentines. The Tarantella set was first published in 1850.

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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

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Techniques used in production

Baxter-process print
Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14411-R-35
Primary reference Number: 214665
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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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