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Valentine card: P.14412-R-45

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Valentine card

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Publisher: Unknown

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Description

Valentine with moving part. Hand-coloured lithograph on 32mo-size white wove paper with an embossed border. A fishmonger stands with his legs apart holding a large fish in his hands. When the tab is pulled, the fish moves up and down. The original tab is missing and a new one inserted in its place. A printed verse below: "Your floundering about is no use, / No man of mussles for me, / With your crabby temper and abuse, / Is Billingsgate slang to a T.". The inside pages are blank. From a series of moveable valentines which were possibly made by Windsor & Sons. The Glaisher collection contains six of these, four of which are mounted inside album P.14412-R on the same or adjacent album leaf. The other two were included in the 1995 Fitzwilliam exhibition, _For ever thine: the nineteenth century valentine_, but were originally mounted inside P.14412-R with the other cards from the series. See P.14360-R, a greengrocer holding a bunch of carrots which is operated by a push-tab.

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
Circa 1840 - Circa 1850

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14412-R-45
Primary reference Number: 214769
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Audit data

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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