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Valentine card

Description

The front section of a late twentieth-century card or gift, probably for St. Valentine's Day and consisting of card-mounted piece of paper bearing a plastic relief of Shakespeare, loosely based on the Droeshout engraving, with 'William Shakespeare' above and, below, a quotation from 'Love's Labours Lost' Act IV Scene 3 - 'From women's eyes this doctrine I derive;/They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;/They are the books, the arts, the academes,/That show, contain and nourish all the world.'

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 2002-33

  • Date

    1990 - 2000 (c.)

  • Material

    card paper plastic

  • Measurements

  • Length

    25 cm

  • Width

    20 cm

  • Caption

    St Valentine's Day card or gift, about 1990-2000.

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust