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A Valentine message sent to a young woman is seized by a man: she and two other people laugh as the message is read out. Etching by J. Burnet, 1820, after his painting.

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The valentine. Painted and engraved by John Burnet 1820. "To James Wadmore Esq. , an admirer and encourager of the fine arts, this print is inscribed by his obliged humble servant John Burnet"--dedication lettering.


    Credit: Wellcome Collection

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