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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Periwinkle: PD.8-1980.f.5

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Periwinkle
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Daffodil

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence

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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: 7
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Depuis trois jours j'ai, dans un vase, Un gros bouquet de / fleurs des champs: / Et je veux dire en quelle extase, Me tiennent ces / minois touchants. / Il est surtout une pervenche Qui finit par m'ensorceler, / Tant elle est naïve, et se penche, Devers moi, pour / batifoler. / Je n'en serais que trop heureuse, Mademoiselle, et / je voudrais / Faire avec vous la paresseuse.... Mais il faut chanter / vos attraits. / Il faut louer votre feuillage, Et complimenter vos / grands yeux, / Ainsi que votre fin corsage Si bien dessiné, si / soyeux. / C'est que vous êtes tres jolie, Aux premiers rayons / du matin: / Alors que la brise dèplie Votre jaquette de satin / La rosée y met sa parure De perles, fragiles / bijoux, / Et qui vous font une coiffure A rendre nos écrins / jaloux. / Dans votre corolle étoilèe Se cachent aussi les / amours. / Vous dèvriez être affolèe, De tant de graces et / d'atours! / Non.... et c'est moi, gente pervenche, Qui perd / l'esprit.... votre beauté. / Votre toilette bleue ou blanche, Votre aimable / sérénité / Tout s'unit, enfin, ma mignonne, A votre petit air / rêveur, / Pour me séduire et je crayonne Ce souvenir, avec / ferveur. / A. de Goulaine.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: 8
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: When Daffodils begin to peer, / With heigh! the doxy over the dale, / Why, then comes in the sweet o' the year: / For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale. / Winter's Tale. / .......Daffodils, / That come before the swallow dares, and take / The winds of March with beauty: / Winter's Tale / Shakespeare.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.5
Primary reference Number: 43897
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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