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Title My heart is like a singing bird
Collection Crafts Study Centre
Calligrapher Irene Sutton (Wellington)
Description Birthday card consisting of a triptych of folded paper, rounded at the top. The middle fold is written and drawn all over in coloured pencils, with pictures of a squirrel, bird and flowers. On the outside is written 'A birthday card in June 1943' and shows a squirrel and Hubert's initial. It is wrapped in paper of the same sort, with small flames drawn on it, and was originally sealed with sealing wax.
Id Number Current Accession C.84.45.a
Inscription Irene Wellington, pencil (written at a later date) on back of middle panel
Location Creation Site Edinburgh, Scotland
Subject calligraphy, broadside, broadside birthday card, triptych, figures
Measurements 30 x 16 centimetres
Material coloured pencil on ingres paper
Other Materials sealing wax
History Made for Hubert's birthday the year before they were married. In a letter to Hubert the following year, Irene said she wished she had done a card as fresh as this one.
Rights Owner The Irene Wellington Trust/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Style Period Period 1940s
Technique hand-lettering



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