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Please the pigs I mean to enjoy myself: P.14412-R-41

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Current Location: In storage


Please the pigs I mean to enjoy myself
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




Comic valentine. Small 48mo-size card with hand-coloured lithograph of a male figure carrying a cooked piglet on a platter from DOUGHS BAK[ERY] seen in the background. The title printed below: PLEASE THE PIGS I MEAN TO ENJOY MYSELF. A lithographed mocked-up 'letter' inside: "To / May you be happy may / the recollection of past hours / bring nothing but pleasure to / your thoughts. But if a cloud should hover oer you and pain / and sorrow dim your passing life / Think of me and remember that". From a series. See also P.14412-R-40, which is mounted on the same album leaf.

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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 1870

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Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14412-R-41
Primary reference Number: 214765
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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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