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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Honeysuckle: PD.8-1980.f.34

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


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1908

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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: 65
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: I plucked a honeysuckle where / The hedge on high is quick with thorn, / And climbing for the prize, was torn, / And foulded my feet in quag-water; / And by the thorns and by the wind / The blossom that I took was thinned, / And yet I found it sweet and fair. / Thence to a richer growth I came, /Where, nursed in mellow intercourse, / The honeysuckles sprang by scores, / Not harried like my sinle stem, / All virgin lamps of scent and dew. / So from my hand that first I threw, / Yet plucked not any more of them. / D.G. Rossetti
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Many, many welcomes / February fair-maid, / Ever as of old time, / Solitary firstling. / Coming in the cold time, / Prophet of the gay time, / Prophet of the May time, / Prophet of the roses, / Many, many welcomes / February fair-maid! / Tennyson / Sad-hearted, be at peace! the snowdrop lies / Buried in sepulchre of ghastly snow, / But Spring is floating up the southern skies, / And darkling, the pale snowdrop waits below. / G. MacDonald.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.34
Primary reference Number: 44096
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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