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Valentine card: P.14412-R-L3

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




Loose inside album P.14412-R between nos. 21 and 36. Comic valentine on the subject of a trade. Very small, 48mo size white wove paper with embossed border and hand-coloured lithograph of a cobbler holding a boot in his left hand and a tankard in his right. Printed verse below: "Dear Sobby [sic] they say you always are drunk / and frightful in features I see ...". A 'Snobber' was a slang term for a shoemaker or cobbler. 'Sobby' here is probably a mis-spelling of 'Snobby'. These cheaply made cards are generally full mis-spellings and grammatical errors. The inside pages are blank. "WOOD" embossed (faintly) at lower right. One of a series of small comic cards by J.T. Wood with embossed borders and hand-coloured lithographs on the subject of trades, sixteen of which are mounted as a group in album P.14412-R, along with three loose duplicates. This is a duplicate of P.14412-R-33. The printed verse runs into the embossed border in this exmaple and there are stains along the right edge.

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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
Probably 1850 - 1860

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Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14412-R-L3
Primary reference Number: 214842
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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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