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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Crocus: PD.8-1980.f.30

Object information

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Crocus
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Crocus

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: 57
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Yellow and purple and white, / Snow-white and lilac and gold, / Crocuses, my crocuses, / Peering up from the mould; / These like fingers of flame / These in a raiment of snow, / And these in the dusky hue of thoughts / Cherished from long ago. / Last year, last month, last week. / My patch of garden was bare, / No glimmer of green or gleam of gold / Or sign of life was there; / It was only this morning early / That Spring came by this way, / And the gifts she leaves for a token / Were only mine today. / She delayed and delayed her coming, / For March was fierce and strong; / The bitter wind of his fury / kept Winter here too long; / But at last his golden morning / Stirred every patient wing. / And down the shaft of a sunbeam / Glided the gentle Spring.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Hark, how the sparrows twitter, / For joy of the warmer sun! / They began their mating a month ago, / And their nesting will soon be done; / But the thrush has a gladder welcome, / Which he'll sing in the mellow eves; / I have heard him trying it over / In the trees forlorn of leaves. / Forlorn? / Not now, nor ever, / Since Spring is here again, / And crocuses, my crocuses, / Herald her happy reign; / Yellow and white and purple, / Snow-white, blue-veined, and gold, / The signs of a new possession / That is old as the world is old- / New life, new love, new leafage, / Forever old and young, / in all the flowers that open, / In all the songs that are sung; / And hers is the beautiful mission / To blossom end bloom and sing, / My crocus-bringer, my passion / The Maid of the Months, the Spring. / G. Cotterell.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.30
Primary reference Number: 44091
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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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