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Valentine card: P.14412-R-33

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co

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Description

Comic valentine on the subject of a trade. Very small, 48mo size white wove paper with embossed border and hand-coloured lithograph of a cobbler holding a boot in his left hand and a tankard in his right. Printed verse below: "Dear Sobby [sic] they say you always are drunk / and frightful in features I see ...". A 'Snobber' was a slang term for a shoemaker or cobbler. 'Sobby' here is probably a mis-spelling of 'Snobby'. These cheaply made cards are generally full mis-spellings and grammatical errors. The inside pages are blank. "WOOD" embossed (faintly) at lower right. One of a series of small comic cards by J.T. Wood with embossed borders and hand-coloured lithographs on the subject of trades, sixteen of which are mounted as a group in album P.14412-R, along with three loose duplicates.

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
Probably 1850 - 1860

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14412-R-33
Primary reference Number: 214757
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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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