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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    c.1863 (made)
    Feb 14th 1863 (marked)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printer's ink, paper, rice paper, printed, hand-painted

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 68, shelf Z

Physical description

Embossed paper lacy mount of flowers and scrolls with silver decoration and applied, embossed, cloth leaves. A central insert of rice paper has a hand-painted spray of lily-of-the-valley.

Place of Origin

England (made)


c.1863 (made)
Feb 14th 1863 (marked)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

printer's ink, paper, rice paper, printed, hand-painted

Marks and inscriptions

February 14th 1863
Envelope postmarked

Miss Louise Starr, 38 Bedford Starr
Envelope addressed


Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 12 cm

Descriptive line

Anonymous artist: Valentine in box, with envelope, addressed to Miss L. Starr, c.1863

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

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1970


Printer's ink; Paper; Rice paper


Printed; Hand-painted; Embossed

Subjects depicted



Greeting cards


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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