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Valentine card: P.14416-R-9

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A hand-coloured lithograph on 4to-size thin, white wove paper. A young man wearing a brown coat and a young lady wearing a pink dress hold hands outdoors in front of a stone urn containing flowers. A large stone house is seen in the background on the right. A verse is printed below: 'I thought my heart consuming lay, / On Cupid's burning shrine, / I thought he stole my heart away, / And placed it near to thine ...'. The interior is blank. One of eight examples from the same series which are mounted together, consecutively in album P.14416-R. The lithographic style of all eight reproduces a loose and fluid pastel drawing. This card is one of six listed as a group in a handwritten MS from second-hand bookseller, R.S. Frampton found on the back fly-leaf of album P.14416-R. See P.14416-R-L1. The group is bracketed together and priced as 'the six for £1.1/0'. The other cards in the group of six are: P.14416-R-4, P.14416-R-6, P.14416-R-7, P.14416-R-8, P.14416-R-10. The remaining two cards in the larger group of eight are listed separately in the Frampton MS, bracketed together and priced at '2 for 7/0'. See P.14416-R-5 and P.14416-R-11.

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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
Circa 1830 - Circa 1840

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14416-R-9
Primary reference Number: 215154
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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