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Valentine card: P.14598-R

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Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

Maker(s)

Publisher: Meek, George

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Description

A valentine of white, embossed lace-paper with a central oval panel with a hand-coloured lithograph of a pair of lovers standing beside a garden seat. A motto is lithographed onto ribbon scrolls above and below the central image: 'Not the Gems of India's mine / Can match with my sweet Valentine'. A hand-drawn, scalloped border in red ink surrounds the image. The area of embossed lace-paper design around the central panel is hand-coloured in green watercolour with flowers coloured in pink and yellow. MEEK is stamped at lower centre. The valentine has been folded twice. An inscription written in graphite on the inside right-hand page at upper right: 'Jane Douglas, Carlisle / about 1840'. P.14598-R is one of two valentines contained inside a red envelope and which bear inscriptions relating to Jane Douglas in Carlisle. The same name and location is inscribed in the same hand inside P.14593-R, which is also contained in the same red envelope. See also P.14597-R, which is inscribed with a different name but same location (Carlisle) and in the same hand. The hand is closely comparable to that of Catherine Parsons, who arranged Glaisher's valentine collection into albums from the Autumn of 1924 through to the Summer of the following year and beyond. See letters from Glaisher to Parsons in the Fitzwilliam Museum archive.

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 1840

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14598-R
Primary reference Number: 215543
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 6 July 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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