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A Wish: P.14417-R-3

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A Wish
Valentine card


Publisher: Windsor & Sons




A cameo-embossed valentine of white lace-paper with a pale pink slip paper in landscape orientation; a scene with classical fluted columns, a staircase, temple and trees. An oval window at the centre backed with white silk with letterpress title and verse printed in black ink: 'A WISH / I will not wish thee grandeur, / I will not wish thee wealth; / Only a contented mind, / Peace, competence, and health. / Fond friends to love thee dearly, / And honest ones to chide, / All loving thee sincerely, / Whatever may betide!'. 'WINDSOR' stamped at the base of a column at lower left. The card, which seems to be a single sheet, has been trimmed around the edges. P.14417-R-3 may originally have been contained inside a lace-paper envelope like the example see in the card mounted below it, P.14417-R-4.

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 1850 - Circa 1860

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Applied textile

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14417-R-3
Primary reference Number: 215232
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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