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Birth of Love: P.14414-R-83

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Current Location: In storage


Birth of Love
Valentine card


Publisher: Kershaw, George




White wove paper with a lace-paper border. On the central panel are stencilled leaves in gouache and hand-drawn stems in red/brown ink, at the centre of which is a cut-paper, hand-coloured pink rose. Inserted into the centre of the rose is a cut-paper, lithographed and hand-coloured head and shoulders of a man wearing a bow neck tie. A title is written in black ink at lower centre: 'Birth of Love'. 'KERSHAW' is stamped at lower centre. The interior is blank. A clipping from a sale catalogue is affixed to the album leaf below: "588 Another Specimen, same period, similar border decoration, a moveable rose with lover's bust inside ... c.1820 ... 8s 6d'.". The clipping is from a catalogue of 1924 (No. 36) from the bookseller, R.S. Frampton who was based at "Walton House", 37 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4. See Valentinesarchive15. Four of Frampton's catalogues dating from the mid 1920s were found in boxes containing Glaisher's valentines.

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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 1820 - Circa 1830

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Pen and ink

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Accession number: P.14414-R-83
Primary reference Number: 215074
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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