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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Myosotis alpestris Schm.: PD.11-1980.f.15

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Myosotis alpestris Schm.


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1914

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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: And then, suddenly, there was / no more white or yellow: the whole / place had turned sky-blue, for the / Alpine Forget-me-nots had come / and were smiling at the judges with / thousands of little laughing blue eyes. And / they said / Can you not tell from our bright eyes / We're very glad you've met us? / We do not ask you for a prize, / But hoep you won't forget us. / "Of course not" said the judges, forgetting / the gravity of their position, and that they / ought not to show their emotions to any of / the competitors, "We shall never, never / forget you." And even M: Sage was so touched, that he said the same.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Eritrichium / manum Schrad.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1980.f.15
Primary reference Number: 43777
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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