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Valentine card: P.14414-R-78

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: Meek, George

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Description

A small, 32mo-size white lace-paper front mounted onto the album leaf. A central oval panel is decorated with a hand-painted and stencilled bouquet of flowers (pink rose, tulip, ?sweet pea) and unfurled scroll with a handwritten inscription in black ink: 'An / offering / at the / shrine of / Love'. 'MEEK' is stamped at lower centre. 'Meek' is also written in graphite onto the album leaf below the card. The hand is recognisable as that of Miss Catherine Parsons and is seen in other albums throughout the collection, documenting and transcribing inscriptions, prices and maker's names. Catherine Parsons was a close friend of Glaisher towards the end of his life and undertook to arrange and mount his valentine collection into albums from the Autumn of 1924 through to the Summer of the following year and beyond.

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 1850 - Circa 1860

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Watercolour
Pen and ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14414-R-78
Primary reference Number: 215069
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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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