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Valentine card: P.14414-R-75

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: Meek, George

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Description

A white, cameo-embossed paper valentine with a scene including a reclining female figure among ferns and flowers at lower centre with angels with garlands on clouds above. A panel at upper centre contains a hand-painted spray of flowers with applied cut-paper and hand-coloured and varnished flowers, a hand-painted bird with hand-painted motto above: 'THINK OF ME'. A white satin bow is affixed below. A window at lower centre contains a hand-painted stem of ?bluebells (on the right-hand inside page). This card appears to be an unfinished, homemade card using a card blank embossed by George Meek. Three creases on the verso suggest that it has been folded.

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
Circa 1840 - Circa 1850

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Watercolour
Collage
Gouache

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14414-R-75
Primary reference Number: 215066
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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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