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Valentine card: P.14411-R-84

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Valentine card


T.H. Burke




Heart-shaped embossed and gilded paper (single sheet) with central window and blind of white silk mounted with a collage of silk leaves, fabric flowers, cut-paper leaves and flowers with hand-painted additions and metallic ornaments of dove with letter, crescent moon and cornucopia. A printed scroll at upper right bears the verse: 'Believe my love / For you sincere / and to my heart / Yourself most dear'. 'BURKE' embossed at lower right. See also P.14342-R-54, which indicates that this heart-shaped collage by T.H. Burke was cut from the centre of a larger sheet of paper which was originally the front-paper of a quarto valentine. However, the double stamping of the larger sheet and the heart-shaped centre seen on P.14342-R-54 suggests that the heart collage was designed to be more versatile.

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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 - 1860

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Accession number: P.14411-R-84
Primary reference Number: 214714
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Thursday 7 February 2019 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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