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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    c.1850s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithographs, some added hand-colour, trimmed with paper lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H. D. Spear

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box J

Physical description

1 of 7 Valentines trimmed with paper lace

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


c.1850s (made)



Materials and Techniques

colour lithographs, some added hand-colour, trimmed with paper lace

Object history note

These cards were sent to the donor, Mrs. H. D. Spear, by her uncle, Mr. S. Blight of Falmouth, while she was a child.

Descriptive line

1 of 7 Valentines sent between 1853 and c.1860. English

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.


Lithographic ink; Paper lace; Watercolour


Colour lithography; Die cutting; Hand-colouring


Greeting cards; Ephemera; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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