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Valentine card: P.14418-R-27

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: J.T. Wood & Co




White, embossed paper (a lace design) with a hand-coloured (unfinished) border in yellow paint. A smaller rectangle of white lace paper is mounted at the centre and has hand-coloured edge, corners and inner border in blue, pink and green paint. The rectangular panel is overlaid with an ornate panel of embossed silver and white lace-paper with an oval window at lower centre and a cameo of a partially draped woman (Venus?) and Cupid within an arch at upper centre. The silver lace-paper is mounted on paper springs and so would originally have lifted upwards, but the springs are now all stuck down. The window displays a small rectangular Baxter process print produced by Joseph Mansell known as 'Peacock', which features a female figure accompanied by a peacock, to her right, looking out over a port with classical architecture at sunset. A collage of chromolithographed forget me nots and cut-paper fern fronds is arranged at lower centre. A white rectangle with lithographed motto is affixed at upper centre: 'A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION'. 'WOOD' is stamped at lower left of the central panel. The front paper is adhered to the back. See _A Pictorial Catalogue of Joseph Mansell’s Baxter Process Prints_ compiled by Michael Martin, Brian Lawrence and Roger Smith for the New Baxter Society, 2006, reproduced no. 109, p. 41.

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

Baxter-process print
Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14418-R-27
Primary reference Number: 215375
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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