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Heart's-Ease: P.14417-R-37

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




A small oval medallion of white lace-paper with central roundel containing a panel of silk printed with a title and verse: 'HEART'S-EASE / Dear maid, if e'er / a grief or care - Oppress / thy gentle heart, - oh! may / my love a solace prove, / And sweet hearts / ease impart!'. The lace-paper medallion can be raised to reveal an oval-shaped chromolithograph of the head of a young woman with brown ringlets, framed with roses. The motto, 'FIDELITY' is printed on a scroll and affixed at upper centre. The valentine is contained within a lace-paper envelope with four triangular flaps which are partially pasted in a 'open' position onto the album leaf. A hand-written inscription on the album leaf at lower left, 'Wood', transcribes the maker's stamp, which is presumably on the verso and was noted prior to mounting.

Legal notes

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-37
Primary reference Number: 215266
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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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