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Valentine card: P.14591-R

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Dobbs, Henry




A valentine of embossed white lace-paper with an open musical score with lithographed detail of musical staves and verse: 'With / Tenderness / but sprightly / 'Oh! / I should like to marry, / if that I could find any little / partner suited to my mind'. A guitar of gilt, embossed cut-paper with blue ribbon attached is affixed over the score. Two collages of embossed and hand-coloured leaves and flowers with hand-painted foliage are arranged above and below the music. DOBBS & CO is stamped at lower left. A sheet of very thin, coated paper has been folded and one side pasted to the verso, the other functioning as the back paper. Inscribed on the inside left-hand page and on the verso with the price: '2/6 [2 shillings and sixpence]'.

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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.14591-R
Primary reference Number: 215536
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 6 July 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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