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

Object information

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Titles

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

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: 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Inscription surrounded by floral border: Daffodil" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/43904 Accessed: 2023-01-29 17:30:16

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