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Valentine card: P.14412-R-36

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




Comic valentine on the subject of a trade. Very small, 48mo size white wove paper with embossed border and hand-coloured lithograph of a postman with a square head and large, bulbous nose knocking on a door, holding a bundle of letters in his left hand. A wooden post in the street with a 'face' seen to the right. A printed verse below: "So your [sic] the Post. I thought as much / as senseless to [sic] it's my impression / your ugly features Sir are such / Like posts in general no express[?ion]". 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


19th Century
Probably 1850 - 1860

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14412-R-36
Primary reference Number: 214760
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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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