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2 vinegar valentines - Maids and Bobbies - 1 original art

England: Unknown, c1870s. One printed and hand colored and one original art Penny Dreadful valentines with the same theme -- the maid is smitten with the Bobbie and he is smitten with her fare - from mutton to beer.

The first, single-fold, with the maid having the upper hand atop the wall reads "I love you, I love you, and who shall dare? To say that for cold meat I ever did care, Ah! Juliet, dear Juliet, your Romeo's near, And would not object to a nice mug of beer".

The second, a well executed original watercolor piece depicting the subservient maid offering the Bobby hot mutton is captioned "What Robert, at your old games still? Well, you can't be blamed 'if cooky will', For love tempt you with nice roast mutton But Robert I fear you're an awful glutton".

Reverse and insides of both blank. The original art measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Price: $250.00

Item #24011654