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The Morning News: P.14414-R-47

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Morning News
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




White lace-paper with central oval panel mounted with a padded oval medallion featuring chromolithographed flowers with silvered background and edge of white and pale orange (hand-coloured) lace-paper. A real pink satin ribbon bow is affixed at the top of the medallion and there are two collages of cut-paper and hand-coloured flowers and leaves to either side at centre left and right. Affixed at lower centre is a mock envelope/folder with white lace-paper edge inscribed/lithographed in blue ink: 'The Morning / News'. The flap opens to reveal the message inside: 'I love you / dearly'. The front paper is adhered to the back paper. This card has all the hallmarks of a Henry Dobbs card. It is possible that a stamp exists underneath the affixed mock envelope.

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 1850 - Circa 1860

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14414-R-47
Primary reference Number: 215038
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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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