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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Violet: PD.8-1980.f.26

Object information

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Violet
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Snowdrop

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: 49
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Welcome, maids of honour! / You do bring / In the Spring, / And wait upon her. / She has virgins many / Fresh and fair; / Yet you are / More sweet than any. / You're the maiden posies; / And so graced, / To be placed / 'Fore damask roses. / Yet, though thus respected, / By and by / Ye do lie, / Poor girls, neglected. / Herrick.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Great King Sun is out in the cold; / His babies are sleeping; he misses the fun; / So he knocks at their door with fingers of gold; / "Time to get up" - says Great King sun. / Though the garden beds are sprinkled with snow / It's time to get up in the earth below. / Who wakes first? A pale little maid, / All in her nightgown, opens the door, / Peering round as if half afraid / Before she steps out on the wintry floor. / All in their nightgowns Snowdrops stand, / White little waifs in a lonely land. / O.G. Robertson. / The forward violet thus did I chide: / Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal thy sweet that smells / If not of my love's breath? The purple pride / Which on thy soft cheek for complexion dwells / In my love's veins thou has too grossly dyed. / Shakespeare / Sonnets.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.26
Primary reference Number: 44029
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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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