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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    c.1861 (made)
    February 13th 1861 (marked)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printer's ink, paper, gauze, silver, printed

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case GG, shelf 67, box B

Physical description

Embossed paper lacy mount of figures and flowers with gauze covered aperture and applied silver embossed and pierced paper decoration and polychrome flowers. Through the aperture can be seen an applied figure of Venus and Cupid. Lettered ‘TO MY FAVOURITE’ in a scroll.

Place of Origin

England (made)


c.1861 (made)
February 13th 1861 (marked)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

printer's ink, paper, gauze, silver, printed

Marks and inscriptions

February 13th 1861
Envelope post marked

Miss Louisa Starr, (?) Gover Street.
Envelope addressed


Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 12 cm

Descriptive line

Anonymous artist: Valentine card and envelope, 'TO MY FAVOURITE', addressed to Miss Louisa Starr, c.1861

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

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1970


Printer's ink; Paper; Gauze; Silver


Printed; Paper

Subjects depicted



Greeting cards


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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