Skip to main content

Believe Me: P.14413-R-107

An image of Valentine card

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Believe Me
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A small, 48mo-size 'raised' valentine comprising a top layer of lace-paper with central oval window, decorated with gilt embossed flowers in each corner and mounted with paper springs to a second layer of white embossed paper with shaped edges tinted blue. A large flower scrap is affixed over the central window and lifts up to reveal a letterpress verse printed on a circle of lilac paper with a crimped edge: 'BELIEVE ME / Lovely thou art, / ay lovely, / In spirit and in form; / A sunbeam glancing / o'er life's tears, / A rainbow through / the storm'. The second layer of embossed paper is decorated with scraps of violet garlands at upper and lower centre. The front paper is adhered to the back paper.

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


19th century
Circa 1870 - Circa 1880

School or Style


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14413-R-107
Primary reference Number: 214956
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Believe Me" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-05-31 17:15:31

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Believe Me |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-05-31 17:15:31|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Believe Me"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Believe Me</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Remember Me

Accession Number: P.14595-R

Valentine card

Accession Number: P.14343-R-65

Valentine card

Accession Number: P.14414-R-74

Valentine card

Accession Number: P.14414-R-15

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...