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I Love But Thee: P.14417-R-8

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Current Location: In storage


I Love But Thee
Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




A small rectangle of red transparent cellulose mounted horizontally inside a white and gilt lace-paper sleeve with a central oval window, a decorative lithographed border in gold ink part obscured. A lithographed title and verse in gold ink: 'I LOVE BUT THEE / I after all you will still doubt and fear me / And think this heart to other loves will stray; / If I must swear --- then, lovely [...] hear / me -- / ... I love but thee -- I love but thee'. Printed below: 'J.T. Wood Holywell St.'. Contained inside a white lace-paper envelope with four flaps. One of a group of lithographed cellulose valentines mounted or found loose in album P.14417-R, some of which are contained in lace-paper sleeves and/or envelopes. Almost identical to P.14417-R-7, but with a different printed verse.

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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 1850 - Circa 1860

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Accession number: P.14417-R-8
Primary reference Number: 215237
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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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