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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    c.1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (artist)
    Marcus Ward & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printer's ink, paper, colour lithography

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from the collection of the late Estella Canziani in 1970.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box AI

Physical description

Valentine. Colour lithograph. A figure a herald blowing a horn, with a lady seated at a window with rose bush and daffodils below, with gilt border lettered ‘TO MY LOVE’. On the reverse a poem by Edmund Spenser (Sonnet LXX).

Place of Origin

England (made)


c.1875 (made)


Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (artist)
Marcus Ward & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

printer's ink, paper, colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered as part of design


Height: 17 cm when folded, Width: 12.4 cm Card only

Descriptive line

Designed by Walter Crane, published by Marcus Ward & Co.: Valentine, 'TO MY LOVE', colour lithograph, c.1875

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1970


Paper; Printer's ink


Colour lithography

Subjects depicted



Greeting cards


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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