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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Caraway: PD.8-1980.f.22

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


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: 41
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Caraway! caraway! / How my heart thrills / When I remember, by Pesio's rills / All the wide meadows thy white flower fills, / Far away, far away / Over the hills. / Caraway! caraway! / Far away, far away over the hills, / Fair are the meadows thy white flower fills. / Far away, far away / Wander who wills / Through the long grass which the reaping scythe kills, / Gathers the spieces thy blossom distils. / Caraway, caraway, Healer of ills! / Far away, far away! / Caraway, caraway, healer of ills, / Sweet is the spice which thy blossom distils. / C.B.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: First the Primrose courts his eyes, / The the Cowslips he espies; / Next the Pansy seems to woo him. / Then Carnations bow unto him: / Which whilst that enamour'd swain / From the stalk intends to strain, / (As half fearing to be seen) / Prettily her leaves between / Peeps the Violet, pale to see / That her virtues slighted be: / Which so much his liking wins / That to seize her he begins. / Yet before he stoop'd so low / He his wanton eye did throw / On a stem that grew more high, / And the Rose did there espy. / Who, beside her previous scent, / To procure his eyes content / Did display her goodly breast, / Where he found at full exprest / All the good that Nature showers / On a thousand other flowers: / Wherewith he affected takes it, / His belovèd flower he makes it, / And without desire of more / Walks through all he saw before. / G. Wither. / The Choice.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.22
Primary reference Number: 44025
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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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