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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Daisy: PD.8-1980.f.31

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Daisy
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Daisy


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980) by Bicknell, Peter


Production date: AD 1908

School or Style


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: 59
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Un frais bouton de marguerite / En s'éveillant / Dit au soleil "Leve-toi vite, / Soleil brillant!" / "Viens rechauffer ma coife verte / Dans le gazon; / Il ne lui faut pour être ouverte / Qu'un seul rayon." / Elle dit: le soleil se lève / Brillant et chaud; / Et le bouton, gonflé de sève, / S'ouvre aussitôt. / "Merci"! lui dit la marguerite / Au teint pourpré, / "Je suis, je crois, la plus petite / Des fleurs du prè;" / "Mais il n'en est point, je parie, / Qui pense à toi, / Point qui t'aime, dans la prairie / Autant que moi."
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: See where it stands, the world-appointed flower, / Pure gold at centre, like the sun at noon; / A mimic sun to light a true love-bower / For fair Queen Mab, now dead or in a a swoon, / Whom late a poet saw beneath the moon. / It lifts its dainty face till sunset hour, / As if endowed with nympholeptic power; / Then shuts its petals like a folding tune! / I love it more than words of mine can say, / And more than anchorite may breathe in prayer. / Methinks the lark has made it still his care / To brag of daisies to the lord of day. / Well! I will follow suit as best I may, / Launching my love-songs on the summer air. / E. Mackay.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.31
Primary reference Number: 44092
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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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