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Valentine card: P.14416-R-53

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A lithograph with hand colouring on 8vo-size white wove paper. A hand-coloured lithographed border of stylised leaves, vines and flowers surrounds a central, hand-coloured vignette of a woman wearing a yellow bonnet and a red dress standing on a stone terrace, waving to a gentleman who steers a punt along a river below. The gentleman waves back to her. A church is seen in the distance on the bank opposite. A verse is printed below in sloping script: 'Hast thou marked the mazy stream, / By the moonlights silver beam. / As its lucid waters flow. / Deepest where it murmurs low; ... and so my breast conceals for you, / Streams of love as deep as true.'. The interior is blank. One of a series of similar designs in the same style which are mounted on consecutive leaves of album P.14416-R. A hand-written inscription on the album leaf below P.14416-R-51, '8 for £1-4-0' probably relates to that found on the 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), where P.14416-R-51 is listed and bracketed with 7 other similar valentines from album P.14416-R, including P.14416-R-53, and which are priced at '8 for £1-4-0'. In addition to P.14416-R-51 and P.14416-R-53 the others listed are: P.14416-R-52, P.14416-R-54, P.14416-R-56, P.14416-R-58, P.14416-R-59 and P.14416-R-60. Four further valentines from this group are also found on the Frampton list, bracketed together and priced at 10 shillings for the four. See P.14416-R-55, P.14416-R-57, P.14416-R-61 and P.14416-R-62.

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Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


19th Century
Circa 1820 - Circa 1830

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

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Accession number: P.14416-R-53
Primary reference Number: 215198
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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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