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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Celandine: PD.8-1980.f.53

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Celandine
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Hawthorn

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: 103
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: in two vertical columns, broken following the line 'Mantling in the tiny square'

  • Text: Pleasures newly found are sweet / When they lie about our feet; / February last, my heart / First at sight of thee was glad; / All unheard of as thou art, / Thou must needs, I think, have had, / Celandine! and long ago / Praise of which I nothing know. / I have not a doubt but he, / Whosoe' er the man might be, / Who the first with pointed rays / (Workman worthy to be sainted) / Set the sign-board in a blaze, / When the rising sun he painted, / Took the fancy from a glance / At thy glittering countenance. / Soon as gentle breezes bring / News of winter's vanishing, / And the children build their bowers / Stciking 'Kerchief-plots of mould / All about with full-blown flowers, / Thick as sheep in shepherd's fold! / With the proudest thou art there, / Mantling in the tiny square. / Often have I sighed to measure / By myself a lonely pleasure, / Sighed to think, I read a book / Only read, perhaps, by me; / Yet I long could overlook / Thy bright coronet and thee, / And thy arch and wily ways, / And thy store of other praise. / Blithe of heart, from week to week / Thou dost play at hide and seek; / While the patient primrose sits / Like a beggar in the cold, / Thou, a flower of wiser wits, slipp'st into thy sheltering hold; / Bright as any of they train/ When ye all are out again. / Thou art not beyond the moon, / But a thing "beneath our shoon;" / Let the bold adventurer thrid / In his bark the polar sea; / Rear who will a pyramid; / Praise it is enough for me, / If there be but three or four / Who will love my little flower. / Wordsworth.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: the letter [A] is watercolour of Hawthorn

  • Text: [A]h, what a life were this! how sweet! how lovely! / Gives not the hawthorn-bush a sweeter shade / To shepherds looking on their silly sheep, / Than doth a rich embroider'd canopy / To kings that fear their subjects' treachery? / Shakespeare / Henry vi / Marke the faire bloomin of the hawthorn-tree, / Who finely cloathed in a robe of white / Fills full the wanton eye with May's delight.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.53
Primary reference Number: 44208
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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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