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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Sunflower: PD.8-1980.f.41

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Sunflower
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Rose


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1908

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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: 79
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Ah! Sunflower! weary of time, / Who contest the steps of the Sun! / Seeking after that sweet golden clime, / Where the traveller's journey is done; / Where the Youth pined away with desire, / And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow, / Arise from their graves, and aspire / Where my Sunflower wished to go. / W. Blank
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Von all' den Rosen, die am Hage sprossen, / Ist keine so mit süssem Duft gewürzt / Als du, die halb erst ihren Kelch erschlossen, / Von grüner Knospenhülle noch geschürzt. / Halb-offne Rose lieblicher denn alle! / Du mahnest mich an ächter Liebe Sinn; / Die rührt mich nicht, die stets im Redeschwalle / Des Herzens offnes Blalt mir breitet hin. / Nein, wa nur menchmal zart aus Aug und Munde / Wie aus der Knospe dringt ein warm Gemüth / Ahn ich entzückt, dass tief im Herzensgrunde / Noch reich der Liebe Rosefeuer glüht. / Ad. Stöber.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.41
Primary reference Number: 44118
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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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