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Valentine card: P.14416-R-48

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




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 female figure sitting in an interior reading a letter/valentine, a harp on the table to the left. A letterpress verse is printed below: 'Affection prompts, then why refrain / To join in Hymen's flowery wreath? / Within our hearts love will remain, / Till forced to yield to conquering Death.'. 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.

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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 1820

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Techniques used in production

Wood cut
Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14416-R-48
Primary reference Number: 215193
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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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