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Valentine card: P.14418-R-11

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 pink silk decorated with an embossed white paper ornament of three winged putti with bluebells. A collage of yellow tissue-paper leaves and wax stamens are pasted to left and right. At upper centre, a collage of silver metallic ferns and cut-paper and small fabric leaves flanks a cut-paper rectangle with lithographed details and verse printed in blue ink: 'This little tribute / that I send, I hope you / will receive. And keep / it for the sake of one / who never will deceive'. 'KERSHAW & SON' is stamped along the spine at lower left. The front paper is adhered to the back. P.14418-R-6 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

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Techniques used in production

Applied textile

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14418-R-11
Primary reference Number: 215359
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Audit data

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