Item Info

Item No: frk01257
Title: Valentine
Scripts/Text: Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper

The rose is read \ the violets blue \ carnation sweet \ and so are you \ as sure as the g= \ rapes doth grow \ oh the vine \ I drew you \ out for my \ volintine I \ drew you out \ from amongst \ the rest the \ reason was because \ I love you the best My volint \ ine think not amiss for your \ true love hath sent you this \ and if you take it disdain \ I pray return it back again \ but if you take it in good \ part I pray keep it \ with all my heart \ if you will be \ mine so farewell \ my volintine

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered; cutwork. This fraktur has a circular shape, with an undulating border. In the center within a ring of flowers are an angel with the trumpet and the text in Roman script. They are surrounded by eight images. Four of them depict various animals, including a lion, two different birds, a leopard, a parrot, and a monkey. Intricately cut patterns of leafy vines are around the animals. Two additional images depict Native Americans, including one with a bow and arrow and one with a spear. The final image depicts a man and a woman in fancy clothing.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 33.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1257
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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