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Valentine card: P.14414-R-92

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




A leaf of green lace-paper, mounted as landscape orientation onto a slightly larger sheet of white wove paper and pasted along the upper edge. At the centre is an oval panel of cameo-embossed, die-cut paper with gilt detail showing a scene of a couple sitting below a tree to the right, a house and church to the left. A paper spring is attached to the back of the panel which renders the scene 3-dimensional when the panel is lifted up. A circular, gilt-edged frame at the centre contains a panel of chromolithographed flowers with a blue border. A garland of cerise and yellow cut-paper flowers frames the lower half of the central panel, at the centre of which is a cut-paper, lithographed, hand-coloured flower with leaves and a motto on a scroll: 'THINE ONLY'. 'WOOD' is stamped at the left side of the central panel of the green lace-paper (visible from the verso). The green lace-paper probably originally had a back paper.

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
Production date: circa AD 1840

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14414-R-92
Primary reference Number: 215083
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 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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