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

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Titles

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

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: 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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 11 May 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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