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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Salvia pratensis L.: PD.11-1980.f.4

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Salvia pratensis L.


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1914

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Leaf Height 278 mm Width 190 mm

Techniques used in production

Handwriting : Watercolour and graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Single figures or groups of any number might compete, and it was hoped / that the single figure, or a spokesman for / a group would give the competitor's name / with a short explanation of his merits, / according to his own estimation; for / though there was a Mint in the valley, / there was no printing press to print / programmes of the order of the procession & c. / At the special request of the chief / Bard, Narcissus poeticus, it was also
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Narcissus poeticus / L.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Pink ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1980.f.4
Primary reference Number: 43760
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 September 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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