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Valentine card: P.14352-R

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Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: Dobbs, Henry

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Description

A pictogram valentine of white lace-paper with a design of entwining flowers and curtain around the central panel. A handwritten message in blue ink is punctuated by two pictograms; the first of a human eye and the second of a heart shape cut out of the front paper, the edge hand-coloured in red ink and the initials 'E' and 'R' written inside. The message reads: 'I / shall keep / my [eye] / and my / [heart] / open for you.'. Inside, the paper cut-out heart is affixed to the inside right-hand page and when lifted up reveals the word 'Love' written in blue ink. 'DOBBS KIDD & CO LONDON' is stamped at lower centre. A watermark: 'J WHATMA[N] / 1857'.

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

Dating

19th century
Production date: circa AD 1857

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Watercolour
Pen and ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14352-R
Primary reference Number: 215455
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Tuesday 27 March 2018 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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