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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Poppy: PD.8-1980.f.44

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Poppy
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Violet


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: 85
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare, / And left the flushed print in a poppy there; / Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came, / And the fanning wind puffed it to flapping / flame. / With burnt mouth red like a lion's it drank / The blood of the sun as he slaughtered sank, / And dipped its cup in the purpurate shine / When the eastern conduits ran with wine. / Till it grew lethargied with fierce bliss, / And hot as a swinked gipsy is, / And drowsed in sleepy savageries, / With mouth wide a-pout for a sultry kiss. / F. Thompson
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: From the meadows your walks have left so sweet / That whenever a March-wind sighs / He sets the jewel-print of your feet / In violets blue as your eyes. / Lord Tennyson. / Maud.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.44
Primary reference Number: 44126
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 28 March 2024

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

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