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Valentine card: P.14418-R-34

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




White lace-paper mounted with a smaller panel of silver and white cameo-embossed lace-paper with a design of a girl and boy in 18th-century dress and winged putti and flowers above. A rectangular glazed chromolithograph of a flower bouquet is slipped into the panel at upper centre. A circular frame of silver and turquoise embossed paper laurel leaves is mounted on paper springs around the chromolithograph. The paper springs are now stuck down. A simple chromolithographed paper scroll with flowers and verse is affixed at lower centre: ''TIS HAPPINESS WE HAVE IN VIEW, / AND MINE IS IN POSSESSING YOU'. The lace-paper 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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14418-R-34
Primary reference Number: 215382
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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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