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Thy Love is All I Ask: P.14417-R-45

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Current Location: In storage


Thy Love is All I Ask
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A small sachet valentine of silver and white embossed paper with shaped, triangular corners of lace-paper. A large embossed scrap of a pink rose with leaves and berries lifts up to reveal a circular window containing a panel of white silk printed with a title and verse: 'Thy Love is All I Ask / Give me but thy love, and I / Envy none beneath the sky; / Pains and perils I defy, / If thy presence cheer me'. The card is mounted in portrait orientation but the design of the card is in landscape orientation. A wad of green tissue paper (which would originally have been scented) shows through the lace-paper perforations. Mounted with three other sachet valentines 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-45
Primary reference Number: 215274
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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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