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Valentine card: P.14416-R-47

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

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Publisher: Unknown

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Description

A tinted wood cut printed in blue ink on thin, white, 4to-size wove paper. A broad, ornate, lace-design wood cut border containing a tinted wood cut printed in blue ink with hand colouring of a harvesting couple, the male figure standing, holding a sickle in his right hand, the female figure kneeling, collecting corn stalks. A letterpress verse is printed above and below: 'Sweet bud in beauty's rosy bow'r! / My scarce yet blooming maid! / Fair promise of a lovely flow'r / To thee my heart has paid. / The tribute of a love as pure, / As is each thought of thine, / Then let my truth, thy heart secure, / My dear young Valentine.'. The interior is blank. One of eight valentines with the same tinted wood cut design mounted together as a group in album P.14416-R. A hand-written inscription on the album leaf below P.14416-R-41: '6 /= a pair [6 shillings for a pair]', indicates that all eight were bought by Glaisher for 24 shillings or £1 and 4 shillings.

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
Production date: circa AD 1820

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Wood cut
Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14416-R-47
Primary reference Number: 215192
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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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