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Valentine card: P.14346-R-L10

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Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Kershaw, George




Loose inside album P.14346-R between nos. 13 and 14. A hand-coloured lithograph with a heavily embossed border on white wove paper. The edges of the paper are gilded. The embossed border features roses, butterflies and the accoutrements of Cupid - flaming torches with quiver and bow. A hand-coloured inner border of stylised shapes in the style of an illuminated manuscript part surrounds a hand-coloured vignette of a woman seated in an interior having a portrait of her love revealed to her by Cupid who draws back a red curtain. Printed verses below: "Love lifts the veil, and thus we see, / Prophetic happiness to thee, ...". The inside pages are blank. A partly abraded embossed stamp at lower left and lower right: G. KERSHAW / LONDON. From a series. Other numbers from the series are: P.14346-R-L7, P.14346-R-L8, P.14346-R-L9 (duplicate of P.14346-R-L7) and P.14346-R-11 (duplicate of P.14346-R-L8).

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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


19th Century
1840 - 1860

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14346-R-L10
Primary reference Number: 214467
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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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