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Valentine

ca. 1860-1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Comic valentine depicting a coiled snake with the head of a gentleman wearing a top hat, and the caption 'Beware of the Snake in the Grass'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
lithography and wood engraving
Brief Description
Comic valentine depicting a man-headed snake, published by W. S. Fortey, British, ca. 1860-1870
Physical Description
Comic valentine depicting a coiled snake with the head of a gentleman wearing a top hat, and the caption 'Beware of the Snake in the Grass'.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • W. S. FORTEY, Printer, Great St. Andrew Street, Bloomsbury, London, W. C.
  • Beware of the Snake in the Grass
Credit line
Given by Miss Jane Samuels
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1619-1929

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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