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Valentine Mine: P.14531-R

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine Mine
Valentine card


Publisher: Tuck, Raphael




A valentine of heavy, cream wove paper with folded paper insert. A title of embossed text with gold leaf at upper left: 'Valentine / Mine'. A chromolithographed vignette of a couple beside a tree bearing pink blossom, the pair in fancy dress of the 1830s, but stylistically of the 1920s. There is an artist's monogram within the image at lower left: 'T J?'. A blue satin ribbon at centre left holds a linen flower stem and pink rosebud. A small embossed medallion at lower left contains a central symbol [rolling press?] with text written around: 'GEM / COLOR / GRAVURE'. Inside, the satin ribbon holds a folded sheet of cream wove paper with vignettes of a Cupid holding flowers (f1 v) and flowers pulled by three birds with letterpress verse below (f2 r): 'I should not like to say, / But my belief is / That there's a certain day / When Love a thief is ; / When last we met -- ah, yes! / What use to screen it, / A heart was missed ! I guess / You haven't seen it?'. Publisher's stamps blind embossed on the verso at lower left: 'RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS LTD / PUBLISHERS TO THE KING & QUEEN / PRODUCED IN ENGLAND'.

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Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Applied textile

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Accession number: P.14531-R
Primary reference Number: 215476
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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