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Valentine card: P.14418-R-32

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




White embossed lace-paper front with smaller silver and white embossed lace-paper panel, of a design with tasselled curtains, flower garlands and a church, affixed at the centre. The panel is mounted on paper springs which are now stuck down. A panel of beige, textured paper is affixed behind the silver and white embossed panel and mounted with a gilt, oval frame containing a glazed chromolithograph of a pink rose. Embossed flowers around the frame are hand coloured. Below is a collage of green fabric leaves and a gilt-framed lozenge containing white paper with a verse lithographed in blue ink at the centre: 'Oh may thy heart / In love's full joy, / The passing hours / Of life's employ'. The front is without a back paper and is pasted directly onto the album leaf.

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

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14418-R-32
Primary reference Number: 215380
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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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