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Valentine card: P.14418-R-50

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




White embossed paper with a lace design and a red, hand-coloured edge, mounted with a panel of silver and white embossed lace-paper with scallop shell and flower design. Paper springs can be seen through the lace-paper panels at upper right and lower left. which indicates that the panel of silver and white embossed lace-paper would originally have lifted up into a 'raised' position before the springs were stuck down. Identical, chromolithographed flower scraps are affixed at upper left and lower right corners. A central oval window contains a white paper panel which is mounted with a small scrap of flowers and motto: 'Angels guard thee'. Below is a collage of embossed, hand-coloured paper flowers and cut-paper leaves. The front paper is adhered to the back.

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-50
Primary reference Number: 215398
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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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