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Valentine card: P.14412-R-52

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: Unknown

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Description

Postcard-style comic valentine. A lithograph in black ink against a grey background with gilt edging and motto in gold ink below. A female figure with an over-sized head and hairstyle, who is propositioning the viewed by gesturing with her right hand and pulling up her skirts to show her ankle with her left. A printed motto below: "Are you? What you / would make believe - ". One of a series and one of eight examples mounted on the same leaf in album P.14412-R. A handwritten inscription in graphite on the album leaf at lower right (the same hand as seen elsewhere in the Glaisher valentines bequest, but not belonging to Glaisher): "Original price [?9]". These inscriptions were made by Miss Catherine Parsons who was a close friend of Glaisher towards the end of his life and undertook to arrange and mount his valentine collection into albums from the Autumn of 1924 through to the Summer of the following year and beyond. See letters from Glaisher to Parsons in the Fitzwilliam Museum archive.

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 1870 - Circa 1900

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14412-R-52
Primary reference Number: 214776
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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