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Valentine's Day Card


American Art

ARTIST Unknown
MEDIUM Collage of paper and fabric with printed and ink inscriptions
DATES ca. 1830-1835
DIMENSIONS folded: 4 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (12.4 x 19.4 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE [signature of card's sender excised]
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed front: "Oh let me love / And loving you / I will be constant / Kind and true"; inside of card with handwritten inscriptions: on small sheet affixed to verso, "From a friend & Lover"; and verse on recto: "Sweet maid the fairest of the fair / Attentive listen to my prayer / The dart of love throbs in my breast / 'Tis thee alone can give me rest / Your hand and heart dear girl I crave / Nothing to divide us but the grave / Oh! name the day when I shall call you mine / When we to Church shall haste away / My charming Valentine / Your own true [excised] / [signature excised]"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. J. Heasty
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Valentine's day card, front cover made with doilies, cut-out figures of a man and woman, cupids, and plants against landscape background, and printed text.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Unknown. Valentine's Day Card, ca. 1830-1835. Collage of paper and fabric with printed and ink inscriptions, folded: 4 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (12.4 x 19.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. J. Heasty, 31.159 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.159.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.31.159.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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