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The Triumph of the Dandelion: PD.11-1980

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The Triumph of the Dandelion
Parnessia palustris


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Vellum bound sketchbook with white leather closure straps attached to covers. Contains 58 leaves. Front cover bears a roughly square polychrome watercolour design, surrounding the words 'THE DANDELION'. Inside rear cover there is an watercolour and graphite illustration of 'Parnassia palustris L.'

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980) by Bicknell, Peter


Production date: AD 1914


Done for Margaret Berry.

School or Style


Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Leaf Height 278 mm Width 190 mm
Cover Board Height 284 mm Width 206 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Outside, front cover
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: within border, decorated with floral motif

  • Text: The Triumph of / the Dandelion
  • Location: Inside front cover
  • Method of creation: Watercolour over graphite
  • Text: Parnassia / palustris L.
  • Location: Inside rear cover, lower leaft
  • Method of creation: Pink ink
  • Text: CB
  • Location: Inside rear cover, lower right
  • Method of creation: Green watercolour
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: 19 / 14
  • Location: Inside rear cover, lower right
  • Method of creation: Green watercolour
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1980
Primary reference Number: 43746
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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