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Valentine card: P.14418-R-6

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Kershaw, George




White embossed lace-paper with gilt details. A pair of birds at lower centre and pair of putti at upper centre. A central window has a blind of orange gauze decorated with an embossed white paper ornament of a winged putti with flower garland, birds and urn. A collage of varnished fabric leaves and flowers with wax stamens and a hand-coloured cut-paper morning glory flower is arranged below the central window. At upper centre, a collage of silver metallic ferns and cut-paper and small fabric leaves flanks a cut-paper cartouche with lithographed details and motto printed in blue ink: 'AWAY FROM THEE / I SHALL IN / SADNESS BE'. 'KERSHAW & SON' is stamped along the spine at lower left. The front paper is adhered to the back. P.14418-R-11 employs the same embossed paper and similar collage elements.

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 1860 - Circa 1880

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Applied textile

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14418-R-6
Primary reference Number: 215354
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 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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