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Valentine card: P.14414-R-111

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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 small, hand-coloured lithographed vignette of flowers on a single sheet of white wove paper. Although the lithograph is unsigned, it is grouped together with a number of designs for valentines by British lithographer, Edward Gilks in album P.14414-R and is stylistically similar to these works. This lithograph probably represents either preparatory work or an unfinished design. This design was produced as a hand-coloured lithograph as seen in P.14414-R-113, which probably represents the finished valentine as the border of the paper has been embossed. 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

Hand colouring
Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14414-R-111
Primary reference Number: 215102
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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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