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Affection's Kiss: P.14417-R-17

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Affection's Kiss
Valentine card


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A small, rectangular white card in landscape orientation with embossed frame and lace-paper borders with a green slip paper behind. A central oval panel is printed in black ink with title and verse: 'AFFECTION'S KISS / Humid seal of soft affection, / Tenderest pledge of future bliss, / Dearest tie of young connexion, / Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss! ...'. P.14417-R-15 is mounted on the same album leaf and employs the same design but a different verse.

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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 1840 - Circa 1860

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14417-R-17
Primary reference Number: 215246
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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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