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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Daffodil: PD.8-1980.f.6

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


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1908

School or Style


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: 9
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Fair Daffodils, we weep to see / You haste away so soon: / As yet the early-rising sun / Has not attained his noon. / Stay, Stay, / Until the hasting day / Has run / But to the even-song: / And, having prayed together, we / Will go with you along. / We have short time to stay, as you; / We have as short a spring; / As quick a growth to meet decay, / As you, or anything. / We die / As your hours do, and dry / Away / Like to the summer's rain; / Or as the pearls of morning's dew, / Ne'er to be found again. / Herrick.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: 10
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: O yellow flowers that Herrick sung! / O yellow flowers that danced and swung / In Wordsworth's verse, and now to me / Unworthy, from this 'pleasant lea' / Laugh back, unchanged and ever young, / Ah! what a text to us o'erstrung, / O'erwrought, o'erreaching, hoarse of lung, / You teach by that immortal glee / O yellow flowers! / We, by the Age's oestrus stung, / Still hunt the New with eager tonge, / Vexed ever with the Old; but ye, / What ye have been, ye still shall be / When we are dust the dust among, / O yellow flowers! / A. Dobson
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.6
Primary reference Number: 43904
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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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