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The Love I Prize: P.14413-R-5

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Love I Prize
Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co

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Description

A 'raised' valentine composed of three layers; White coated embossed lace-paper with silvered detail cut into a trefoil shape window containing an embossed chromolithographed scrap of a flower bouquet entwined around an anchor, the back of which is affixed with a paper spring. The paper is further embellished with a collage of fabric leaves and flowers at lower centre and small blue and yellow fabric flowers at upper left and right. It is mounted with paper springs to a second layer of cameo-embossed lace paper with a lilac ground, which is affixed with paper springs to a third layer of plain embossed paper. A verse is printed in letterpress on the inside right-hand page: 'The Love I Prize / 'Tis not the lily brow I prize, / Nor roseate cheeks, nor sunny / eyes - … that look which love alone can see.'. Embossed on the second layer of paper at lower centre: 'WOOD'. Watermark: 'ANNA […] ALE / PO […]W'. Hand-written inscription in graphite on the album leaf: '2/6' [2 shillings sixpence]. Presumably relates to an inscription found on the verso of the card.

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
1840 - 1880

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Letterpress
Chromolithography
Collage

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14413-R-5
Primary reference Number: 214855
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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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