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

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

How to Cook a Heart
Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co

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Description

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.

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
Circa 1850 - Circa 1880

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Chromolithography

Identification numbers

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

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "How to Cook a Heart" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/214762 Accessed: 2022-12-09 07:20:39

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