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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Dandelion: PD.8-1980.f.4

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


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1908

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Materials used in production


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: 5
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: I've pulled your head and mane beneath: / I've plucked your fluffy feathers; / I've put my hand between your teeth: / Your red legs held in tethers: / I've watched your tiny parachutes / Go sailing far away: / I've blown your hair out by the roots, / To tell the time of day. / And yet you've always been so good / And generous a giver: / You've granted salad for my food, / And med'cine for my liver: / And so, in every time and place, / I'll always keep my eye on / Your dandy dress and lion face: / You dear old Dandy-lion! C.B.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: 6
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: that green bower / The periwinkle trailed its wreathes, / And 'tis my faith that every flower / Enjoys the air it breathes. / Wordsworth / ....................... / Dites-moi si vous connaissez / Dans les écrins de nos princesses, / Si vous le voulez, entassez / Perles, diemants et richesses.... / Un plus adorable joyau / Qu'au bord d'un limpide ruisseau / Sous l'azur que l'aube colore, / Après la fraîcheur de la nuit / S'éveillant parèe et sans bruit, / La perenche heureuse d'éclore? / A. de Goulaine.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

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Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.4
Primary reference Number: 43891
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 November 2021 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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