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Valentine card: P.14345-R-11

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Valentine card


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A hand-coloured woodcut on thin, white laid paper with an embossed border. A comic Valentine subject featuring a young woman seen from behind, playing at a harpsichord/organ. Her hooped skirts are gathered up around her waist, exposing her legs, frilly drawers and petticoats. A verse printed below: "When you shew off I'd have you mind, / If anyone should be behind, / Or possibly you'll hear a laugh, / As you shew off too much by half." Back paper missing. One of a series. See also P.14345-R-12 and P.14345-R-13.

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring Woodcut

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14345-R-11
Primary reference Number: 214296
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 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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