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Valentine card: P.14417-R-70

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: Unknown

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Description

Cameo-embossed gilt, die-cut paper in two layers. At lower centre, a scene of putti holding a canopy above a pair of lovers sitting in a long boat being rowed along by other putti with swans in the foreground. This scene is cut as a top layer and is mounted on paper springs to a lower layer of paper featuring ferns, archways and putti. A circular medallion with gilt lace frame and printed motto is affixed at centre left: 'IN LOVE I HOPE TO CONQUER'. The lower layer of gilt, embossed paper is decorated with fabric pine fronds at centre left and right, an embossed chromolithographed putti carrying flowers at upper centre and a chromolithographed butterfly mounted on a paper spring at upper right. The lower layer is pasted to a white wove back paper and the lower edge of both layers of gilt, embossed paper have been trimmed. A Diamond Mark (1842-1883) is seen at centre left and most likely indicates that the maker is either J.T. Wood or Windsor & Sons. The two firms had a mutual association and the Diamond Mark can be seen on cards manufactured by both.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

19th century
Circa 1870 - Circa 1880

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Chromolithography
Collage

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14417-R-70
Primary reference Number: 215299
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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