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Valentine card: P.14414-R-L5

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




Loose inside album P.14414-R, inbetween nos 17 and 18. A large 4to-size valentine with wide cameo-embossed border (as lace) with green ground and inner embossed 'lace' frame at the centre which surrounds a collage of coloured cut-paper leaves with lithographed and hand-coloured cut-paper passion flower. A hand-written verse in black ink around the centre: Dearest one oh! ?mite to me / Thy name consenting sign / On wings of love I'll fly to thee / My charming Valentine'. A watermark: 'VENABLES & CO. / 1846'. The interior is blank. One of six similar cards contained in album P.14414-R, two of which are watermarked with the date 1846. P.14414-R-17 and P.14414-R-18 are mounted into the album. P.14414-R-L5 and three others were found loose inside the same leaf of the album.

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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
Production date: circa AD 1846

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14414-R-L5
Primary reference Number: 215131
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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