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Valentine card: P.14414-R-114

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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 lithograph in black ink on a single sheet of white wove paper. An uncoloured version of the design seen in P.14346-R-40. A male reclining figure sits on a leaf at upper left, a winged Cupid beside him. These figures are joined by stems and leaves to a reclining female figure with a lute who sits inside a rose flower at lower centre. The design encloses printed verse: 'On a bank reclining / Sick at heart repining, / Lone and sad I lay; …". A more advanced version of this design is P.14346-R-40, which includes added lithographic colour; green leaves, red tights for the male figure and brown for hair and lute. Although unsigned, this design can be identified as by British lithographer, Edward Gilks. 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 and 1843 or between 1844 and 1850 when he was in partnership with his brother Thomas, a wood-engraver, based at 4 Fenchurch Building, Fenchurch, London. P.14414-R-104 is one of a number of designs for valentines by Gilks which are mounted together as a group in album P.14414-R. 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-114
Primary reference Number: 215105
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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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