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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Primrose: PD.8-1980.f.39

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Primrose
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Wood Sorrel

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: 75
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: There is a bank (I love it well) / Where climbs the sorrel of the wood; / Here breathes, how frail! a puce-veined bell, / There snowy droops its crumpled hood. / With knotted roots of tinctured strings / A tender tapestry it weaves, / Whilst folding back like soft green wings / The lappets of its cloven leaves. / It is a dainty sight, I ween, / Of hoods, and bells, and fairy green; / And when the dews of evening fall, / They mutely bless the Lord of all, / And, closing, wait the daylight's call. / C.A. Fox.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: I know not what among the grass thou art, / Thy nature, nor thy substance, fairest flower, / Nor what to other eyes thou hast of power / To send thine image through them to the heart; / But when I push the frosty leaves apart / And see thee hiding in thy wintry bower / Thou growest up within me from that hour, / And through the show I with the spring depart. / I have no words. But fragrant is the breath, / Pale beauty, of the second life within. / There is a wind that cometh for thy death, / But thou a life immortal dost begin. / Where in one soul, which is thy heaven, shall dwell / Thy spirit, beautiful Unspeakable! / G. MacDonald / To a February Primrose.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.39
Primary reference Number: 44110
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Audit data

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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