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Valentine

Valentine

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880

  • Artist/Maker:

    W.S. Fortey (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Jane Samuels

  • Museum number:

    E.1620-1929

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Comic valentine depicting a housemaid wearing a red dress with white apron and cap, and holding a broom.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1880

Artist/maker

W.S. Fortey (printers)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

W.S. FORTEY, Printer, Bloomsbury, London, W.C.

TO A PERT YOUNG HOUSEMAID.
My tricky Housemaid you are a dear,
but don't at gents so often leer,
End of poem missing?

Descriptive line

Comic valentine depicting a housemaid, published by W.S. Fortey, colour lithograph, British, ca. 1880

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Apron; Broom; Maid

Categories

Romance; Greeting cards

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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