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How to Cook a Heart: P.14412-R-38

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Current Location: In storage


How to Cook a Heart
Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




Comic valentine on white wove paper with shaped edge and embossed border with inner lithographed border and central decorative oval frame printed in green ink. A trimmed chromolithograph at the centre features a Cupid dressed as a chef cooking a heart over a grate suspended on a meat hook. A printed 'method' and 'recipe' below in purple ink: "HOW TO COOK A HEART / This elegant and savoury dish, if carefully cooked, is an agreeable and / important addition to the table; but when hastily or negligently pre- /pared, is flavourless, tough and disappointing. ...". WOOD embossed at lower centre. The inside pages are blank.

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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
Circa 1850 - Circa 1880

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Accession number: P.14412-R-38
Primary reference Number: 214762
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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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