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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Rose: PD.8-1980.f.14

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Rose
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Rose

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence

Entities

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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: 25
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Keep and hold in a crimson fold, / Rose! - Thy passionate sweetness: / Let the brown bee dip, and the butterfly sip, / But keep it sage from the Sun's hot lip / And dark Death's fiery fleetness. / Yet come He will and come He may. / For if we thought that no decay / Would follow Thy completeness: / Should we love Thee, Rose? - ah! who can say, / Should we love Thee, Rose, as we do today, / With Thy perishing passionate sweetness?
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: My sweet sun-tinted roses, faint and fair / As morning twilight! though ye soon must fade, / Still shall ye bloom for me, I will not braid / Soft leaves and fragile blossoms in my hair, / But for a few bright hours, with loving care / I strive to paint the golden light and shade / Wherein each curling petal is arrayed, / And the translucent green your leaf-sprays wear. / So would I keep sweet hopes, that else might die, / And fragrant fancies, withering too fast, / All fresh delight in earth, and sea, and sky, / And the deep joy, so near akin to grief; / That from the slumberous garden of the past / I may not lose one sun-reflecting leaf. / C.C.W. Naden. / I saw a roes-bud ope this morn; - I swear / The blushing morning opened not more fair. / A. Cowley.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.14
Primary reference Number: 44000
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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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