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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Dandelion: PD.8-1980.f.3

Object information

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Dandelion
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Dandelion

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence

Entities

Categories

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1908

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Leaf Height 326 mm Width 255 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 3
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: appears in three columns, the first two parallel, and the third below; the breaks occur following: '...felon's grave?' and '...a mimic sun.'

  • Text: Shun the waste, the common wood / Where the cottage-children sally: / Stalk, that snapped so musically, / Oozing thick with milky blood, / Solitude for thee were good. / Dandelion, dost thou crave / For some maiden breast to lie on, / Smiling, dying, dandelion, / Some soft hand to stoop & save, / Save thee from thy felon's grave? / Leave thy dreaming; Know that eyes / Sad as mine have wit to bless thee, / Though I bend not, nor caress thee, / He that sports with Passion dies, / Seal thy heart: be pure, be wise. / Dandelion, see thou shun / Hope of fickle adoration: / Crush thy larger aspiration. / Flaunt thee, till thy race be run. / Stare and glow, a mimic sun. / Blow thy feathered aureole; / Let the shadowy arrows quiver / Down the glade, across the river, / Then at eve, when flower-bells toll, / Then release thy dreaming soul. / Benson
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: 4
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way, / Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, / First pledge of blithesome May, / Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold, / High-hearted buccaneers, o'erjoyed that they / An Eldorado in the grass have found, / Which not the rich earth's ample round / May match in wealth, - thou art more dear to me / Than all the prouder summer blooms may be. / Gold such as thine ne'er drew the Spanish prow / Through the primeval hush of Indian seas, / Nor wrinkled the lean brown / Of age, to rob the lover's heart of ease; / 'Tis the spring's largess, which she scatters now / To rich and poor alike, with lavish hand, / Though most hearts never understand / To take it at God's value, but pass by / The offered wealth with unrewarded eye / Lowell.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.3
Primary reference Number: 43855
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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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