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Valentine card: P.14418-R-36

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A silver and white embossed lace-paper frame with shaped edges contains a panel of rice-paper (damaged). The rice-paper is printed with words in gothic script in black ink, some of which are obscured by a large, die-cut embossed chromolithograph of a flower bouquet which is affixed at the centre: '[missing word] YOU / Dearest, [missing words] Flowers / [missing words] to thee.'. It seems quite likely that the flower bouquet originally lifted up to reveal the printed message, but has since been stuck down. The panel is not attached to 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-36
Primary reference Number: 215384
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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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