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Valentine

Valentine

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Jane Samuels

  • Museum number:

    E.1618-1929

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Comic valentine depicting a gentleman in a suit and top hat, carrying a cane and smoking a cigarette.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1880

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

You're a swell of a class, or at least try to be,
And you strive to look big, but you don't I can see,
You had better by far try to act like a man,
Than look like a Monkey, as you so well can.
Printed verse underneath picture

Descriptive line

Comic valentine depicting a gentleman, 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

Cigarette; Top hat; Man; Suit

Categories

Romance; Greeting cards

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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