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My Wish: P.14417-R-43

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Current Location: In storage


My Wish
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A small sachet valentine of lace-paper with shaped edges. A central chromolithographed scrap of girl and boy peasant figures, the girl carrying pink roses in her apron, lifts up to reveal a printed verse within a circular window: 'My Wish / May every beam that / Phoebus throws - Be brighter / than its wont today - And ev'ry / breeze that Zephyr blows - Be / sweeter than the Summer rose, ...'. A wad of dark blue tissue paper can be seen through the lace-paper perforations. Very similar in style to another sachet valentine P.14417-R-42, which is mounted on the same album leaf.

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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-43
Primary reference Number: 215272
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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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