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'Saint Valentine's Day. The Post Mistress'

1816

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

A black and white mezzotint of three women, one seated and two standing, in the General Post Office. One woman is peeking in a letter while the two others watch on, the seated woman scolding her with a lifted finger. A door and two figures are in the right background. This mezzotint is a scene of Mrs Heukbane, Mrs Shortcake and Mrs Mailsetter from Chapter 15 of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 The Antiquary. The text on the wall behind them is a quotation from that text. (2009-0011)

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  • Title: 'Saint Valentine's Day. The Post Mistress'
  • Date Created: 1816
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