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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Narcissus poeticus L.: PD.11-1980.f.5

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Narcissus poeticus 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: given out, that if the competitor / made the speech in poetry, of his or / own competition it would add to the / chance of obtaining a prize, and the / Poet was chosen as an extra judge. / The 1st of June arrived. The weather / was superb. The route of the procession / was laid down in spring green. The / river ran about merrily. The little cascades tumbled head over heels for / joy, and the breeze blew its melodius / trumpet. / The first to appear was Soldanella / alpina. She stopped a long time to display her lovely dress, like a violet bell,
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Soldanella / alpina L.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Pink ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1980.f.5
Primary reference Number: 43761
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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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