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Valentine card: P.14414-R-109

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Valentine card

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Gilks, Edward
Designer: attributed to

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Description

A tinted lithograph in blue, red, green, brown, pink and gold inks on a single sheet of white wove paper. A castle on a hill, a faintly lithographed and uncoloured female figure stands on the battlements. Below is a male figure in medieval dress turned towards the castle, waving a forget-me-not flower in his left hand and a plumed cap in his right. A lithographed verse is printed at lower right: 'Forget-me-nots with golden eyes / And petals blue as yonder skies, / I offer, lady, unto thee, / In pledge of my fidelity ...'. Forget-me-not flowers spring from the first letter of the verse. A lithographed cross-cornered bamboo frame printed in gold paint borders the central image. The interior is blank. Although unsigned, this design is almost certainly by British lithographer, Edward Gilks and is one of a number of designs for valentines by Gilks which are mounted together as a group in album P.14414-R. As Gilks emigrated to Australia in 1852, this design is most likely to have been produced either during Gilks's apprenticeship in London to Thomas Dean, between 1836-1843 or between 1844 -1850 when he was in partnership with his brother Thomas, a wood-engraver, based at 4 Fenchurch Building, Fenchurch, London. Other designs by Gilks are contained in album P.14346-R.

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 1836 - Circa 1852

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14414-R-109
Primary reference Number: 215100
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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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