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I Love Thee: P.14417-R-28

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Current Location: In storage


I Love Thee
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A small sachet valentine of white lace-paper with shaped edges tinted blue and a central roundel backed with white paper printed with a title and verse: 'I / Love Thee. / It is the verdict of my / eyes, amid the gay and / young, - I love thee, I love / thee, a thousand maids among / The very echo of my heart, / the blessing when I pray - / I love thee, I love thee, / 'tis all that I can say'. Flower scraps are affixed at upper and lower centre. P.14417-R-27 is almost identical, but employs a different scrap and different verse. A wad of yellow tissue paper is visible through the lace-paper. Mounted with other similar sachet valentines in album P.14417-R. See P.14417-R-27, P.14417-R-31 and P.14417-R-32.

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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

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Accession number: P.14417-R-28
Primary reference Number: 215257
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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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