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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Snowdrop: PD.8-1980.f.27

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

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence

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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: 51
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Lone flower, hemmed in with snows, and white as they, / But hardier far, once more I see thee bend / Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend / Like an unbidden guest. Though day by day, / Storms, sallying from the mountain tops, waylay / The rising sun, and on the plains descend: / Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a friend / Whose zeal outruns his promise! Blue-eyed May / Shall soon behold this border thickly set / With bright jonquils, their odours lavishing / On the soft west-wind and his frolic peers; / Nor will I then thy modest grace forget, / Chaste snowdrop, venturous harbinger of spring, / And pensive monitor of fleeting years! / Wordsworth.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: O darling spirits of the snow, / Who hide within your heart the green, Howe'er the wintry wind may blow, / The secret of the summer sheen / Ye smile to know. / By frozen rills, in woods and mead, / A mild pure sisterhood ye grow, / Who bend the meek and quit head / And are a token from below / From our dear dead. / As in their turf ye softly shine / Of innocent white lives they lead / With healing influence Divine / For souls who on their memory feed / World-worn like mine. / Roden Noel.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.27
Primary reference Number: 44032
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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