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Popping the Question: P.14413-R-122

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Current Location: In storage


Popping the Question
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A small 48mo valentine consisting of a single piece of cream embossed card with a design of roses and lace-paper panels lithographed in gold and red and green inks. A central lithographed verse printed in gold ink: 'POPPING THE QUESTION / Come, say to me you love me true, / Nor let us longer tarry; / For if you love as I love you, / Pray, why not let us marry? / I'll promise that I'll constant be, / And keep my word for ever. / So, take me know while I am free, / Or else you'll have me - never'.

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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
Circa 1860 - Circa 1880

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Accession number: P.14413-R-122
Primary reference Number: 214971
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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