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Valentine card: P.14416-R-81

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Park, A.




A hand-coloured wood cut on a single sheet of white wove paper. A gentleman wearing a top hat and blue jacket and leaning against a stone balustrade holds a letter in his right hand. An urn surmounted with a heart and decorated with Cupid's quiver and bow sits on the top of the balustrade on the left. A woman in a pink dress and bonnet stands in the background on the right. Printed in letterpress below the image: 'by A. PARK, 47, Leonard Street, London.' A letterpress verse is printed below: 'Dearest youth - affection blending, / With the earnest truth I'm sending / Fain - I would convey to thee, / How thy heart is dear to me; / How may I confess the feeling, / All my inmost soul revealing; / Valentine - would thou wert mine, / Faithful dearest Valentine.'.

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


19th century
Circa 1830 - Circa 1840

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Techniques used in production

Wood cut
Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14416-R-81
Primary reference Number: 215226
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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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