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Valentine card: P.14416-R-74

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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 hand-coloured lithograph on 4to-size white wove paper. Hymen sits on a swing garlanded with pink roses, holding a torch in his left hand, two hearts aflame and pierced with arrows hovering in the air to his right. Above Hymen is an ornate canopy of leafy scrolls and birds of paradise. A verse is printed in sloping script 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! / I saw thy heart begin to melt / Like ice before the sun, - / Till both a glow congenial felt / And melted into one'. The interior is blank. Similar in style to P.14416-R-75, which is mounted on the adjacent leaf. A hand-written inscription in graphite on the album leaf below: '2/6 [2 shillings sixpence]'. This pricing was probably transcribed from the handwritten MS by second-hand bookseller, R.S. Frampton found on the back fly-leaf of album P.14416-R (See P.14416-R-L1). This card is listed with P.14416-R-75 in the Frampton MS, with each priced at 2/6 [2 shillings and sixpence].

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
Circa 1830 - Circa 1840

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Lithography

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14416-R-74
Primary reference Number: 215219
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Wednesday 3 February 2021 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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