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To my Mother: P.14417-R-42

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To my Mother
Valentine card


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A small sachet valentine of lace-paper with shaped edges. A central chromolithographed scrap of crossed quivers, arrows and bows adorned with a garland of pink roses and tied with white ribbon with a pair of white doves above lifts up to reveal a printed verse within a circular window: 'To my Mother. / To thee my early childhood's / guide / How much I owe no words can tell, ...'. A wad of beige tissue paper can be seen through the lace-paper. Very similar in style to another sachet valentine P.14417-R-43, which is mounted on the same album leaf.

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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

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Chromolithography Collage

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Accession number: P.14417-R-42
Primary reference Number: 215271
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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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