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Valentine card: P.14563-R

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Valentine card


Publisher: S. Marks & Sons




A comic valentine on a single sheet of thin, white wove paper. An uncoloured woodcut of a woman carrying a parasol over her left shoulder and with pursed lips and furrowed brow. A letterpress verse is printed below: 'Forgive me, pale Miss if you think I am rude, / But your mien, and your manners, delare you a prude / With finicking fingers you coil up the lace, / Your caps and your ribbons, with ill-contrived grace, / O! who but a fool would ev'r venture to take, / For a bride such a trumpery ginger bread cake, / Yet whose humble conceits without two pence to spare / Would lead her to think she's a match for a mayor.'. Printed below the image at lower left: 'LONDON S, MARKS & SONS'. '54' is printed at lower left corner. From a series of comic valentines relating to lower-class trades. The verso is blank.

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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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Accession number: P.14563-R
Primary reference Number: 215508
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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