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A Wish: P.14417-R-107

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Current Location: In storage


A Wish
Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A single sheet of lozenge-shaped blue lithographed paper with a scalloped edge and white embossed pattern resembling lace. At the centre is a frame of hand-coloured, grey (an attempt at silver?) lace-paper which is mounted on paper springs and trimmed around the interior with yellow silk fringing. It is decorated on all four sides with flower scraps. At the centre is a piece of hand-coloured grey lace-paper containing an oval panel of padded white silk printed in purple ink with a verse: 'A WISH / May every new day dawn on / thee, / Always with added grace; / And never write a line of care / On thy beloved face!'.

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


19th Century
Circa 1870 - Circa 1880

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Techniques used in production

Applied textile

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14417-R-107
Primary reference Number: 215336
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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