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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Waterlily: PD.8-1980.f.54

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Waterlily
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Primrose


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: 105
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Whence, O fragrant form of light, / Hast thou drifted through the night, / Swan like to a leafy nest / On the restless waves at rest? / Art thou from the snowy zone / Of a mountain-summit blown, / Or the blossom of a dream / Fashioned in the foamy stream? / Nay, methinks the maiden moon / When the daylight came too soon, / Fleeting from her bath to hide / Left her garment in the tide. / J.B. Tabb.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: letters appearing within brackets, [ ], are watercolours of Primrose in letter shape

  • Text: [S]boccino al tenue sole / di Marzo ed al tepor de' primi venti, / folte, a mazzi, piu largh e piu ridenti / de le viole. / [P] ei campi e su le rive / a pi de tronchi, ovunque, aprono a bere / aria e luce, anelando di piacere, / le bocche vive. / [E] son tutti esultanza / per esse i colli; ed io le colgo a piene / mani, mentre mi cantan per le vene / sangue e speranza; / [E] a dirti il dolce amore / che a te solo m'allaccia e a cui non credi, / con un palpito in cor getto ai tuoi piedi / fiore su fiore. / Ada Negri. / Primule.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.54
Primary reference Number: 44217
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 11 May 2024

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

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