Item Info

Item No: frk00753
Title: Valentine
Scripts/Text: Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

1 / My heart is true to none but you \ 2 \ My heart I hope you will pursue\ 3\ The roses and the lillies twine \ 4 \ Since you became my Valentine

Round is my ring and has no end So is my love unto my friend 

Category: Love Letter (Liebesbrief)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. This document is the unfolded front of a Valentine that is designed to fold into a star.The text and drawings are on both sides of the sheet. The text in Roman script is written in circular patterns in the center of the sheet and along the edges of the sides of the star. The areas that are visible on the folded paper are decorated with hearts, flowers and a small cross. One of the hearts is pierced by an arrow. The measurements refer to the unfolded paper. For records of the reverse and the folded star, see FLP 753v and FLP 753f.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 32 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 753
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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