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Valentine card: P.14412-R-51

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Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

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Publisher: Unknown

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Description

Comic valentine in the form of a mocked-up 'letter' referencing the fictional character of Sir Roger de Coverley from the satirical publication, _The Spectator_ (1711-12 and 1714). Sir Roger de Coverley exemplified the values of an old country gentleman, and was portrayed as a lovable but somewhat ridiculous character. A small card on white wove paper with a lithographed 'letter' on the front cover: "Sir Roger v....... / yourself / "Would it surprise you to know" I love and adore you / & that I am the only true man in existence & further / that I am a Claimant for / your hand and heart / and that I am just like Roger de Coverley". Inside, across both pages, is a hand-coloured lithograph of a rotund gentleman wearing 18th-century dress and with wings (presumably Roger de Coverley as Cupid) and a lady holding a fan, the caption printed below: "Just like Sir Roger de Coverley". P.14412-R-50 is a duplicate, although this example is in better condition.

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 1870

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14412-R-51
Primary reference Number: 214775
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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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