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Happiness: P.14417-R-L5

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




Loose inside album P.14417-R between nos. 7 and 12. A small rectangle of blue transparent cellulose, printed in gold lithographic ink with a decorative border around a titled verse: 'HAPPINESS / And thou art happy - since 'tis thine / To hear his whispered vows; / While Love and Constancy entwine / Their garlands round your brows. / And he shall press the bridal wreath / Upon thy forehead fair. / And fealty unto thee till death / Before the altar swear.'. Printed below the verse at lower centre: 'J.T. Wood Holywell St.'. Found with three other loose, printed cellulose valentines by J.T. Wood: P.14417-R-L3, P.14417-R-L4 and P.14417-R-L6. The cellulose rectangle was probably originally contained inside or intended for a sleeve and envelope like the examples mounted onto the album leaf; See P.14417-R-7, P.14417-R-8 and P.14417-R-11.

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 1850 - Circa 1860

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Accession number: P.14417-R-L5
Primary reference Number: 215341
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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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