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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Crocus vernus L.: PD.11-1980.f.7

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Crocus vernus 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: All were much pleased, but Mrs. Larch made a note that / Soldanella had spoken a little unkindly of the others. Then came a large group in white, purple and green, like / suffragettes clamouring for a vote! and they said / Our name is Vernal Crocus! / And Soldanella woke us, / The snow did nearly choke us / And, when it melted, soak us, / But we said 'Hocus Pocus', / And here we are in focus! / and they all stood straight up, just like notes of excla- / -mation, and evidently expecting to be photographed, as people who go to court or take part in amateur / theatricals do. But there was no photographer, / so they continued
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Scilla bifolia L.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Pink ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1980.f.7
Primary reference Number: 43763
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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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