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Boxed Valentine's Day Card

Anonymous, British, 19th century
Overall: 5 5/16 x 3 11/16 in. (13.5 x 9.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Richard Riddell, 1981
Accession Number:
Not on view
Rectangular box, clad in decorative paper in various patterns and colors. On the lid an image has been placed of a woman in a Victorian dress holding a letter. The shows a cupid, an embossed scrap with the word "constancy", textile flowers and wreaths, all encompassed by a baroque-style frame in lace-like paper.
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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