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The Stolen Kiss: P.14417-R-10

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The Stolen Kiss
Valentine card


J.T. Wood & Co (Publisher)


A small rectangle of red transparent cellulose with a decorative border and title and verse lithographed in gold ink: 'THE STOLEN KISS / What to lovers half so sweet, / What can yield such perfect bliss / At the hour when lovers meet, / As the tender stolen kiss. / ...'. Printed below: 'J.T. WOOD'. P.14417-R-10 was probably originally contained inside or intended for a sleeve and envelope like the examples mounted nearby. See for example, P.14417-R-7 and P.14417-R-8. 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.

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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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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14417-R-10
Primary reference Number: 215239
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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