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Boxed Valentine's Day Card

Artist:
Anonymous, British, 19th century
Date:
1840–99
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in. (17 x 17 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Richard Riddell, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.1136.186
Not on view
Round box, clad in white, addressed to "Miss Oliver, Langdown Lawn, Hythe, South-Hampton". Circular card made up out of enbossed and glazed lace-like paper, pieces of fabric and in the center a miniature basket with fake (textile) flowers. Right above the basket a colored scrap is placed which contains the text: "Pity my life and be my wife".
Mrs. Richard Riddell; Donor: Mrs. Richard Riddell
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 9, 2012–March 25, 2012.

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