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Pure as the lily or the modest rose

  • Object:

    Valentine

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    c.1850s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    S. Marks and Sons (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured wood engraving.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:

    E.2061-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 67, box A

Physical description

Two verses of text on above and below an illustration of a bird delivering a letter to a woman in a red & yellow evening dress. She holds a card with a heart on it in her left hand.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

c.1850s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
S. Marks and Sons (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured wood engraving.

Descriptive line

'Pure as the lily or the modest rose.' Valentines card, c.1850. Published by Marks & Sons, London.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963

Materials

Card; Printing ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Wood engraving; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations); Greeting cards; Dove; Seascapes; Dresses; Love; Writing (processes); Birds; Women; Letters (correspondence); Ships; Hearts (motifs)

Categories

Romance; Greeting cards; Prints; Women's clothes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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