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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Harebell: PD.8-1980.f.55

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Harebell
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Rose

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: 107
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: two vertical columns, column break following 'Set a-going, little child'

  • Text: ....Not a hare to right the bells / Could she make the harebells / Harebells, harebells, a little / Stands and listens longingly; / Touch you; rose mouth kisses / Is a little child a thing any Child's hand or poet's heart / Let her hear your fairy / Let her hear what poet's voice / Let a child ring the bells / Soft she whispers to the flowers, / "Let me ring your bonny bells! / No; I'm only a little child, / Let me ring your little bells, / Harebells, blue bells, ring, / Set a-going, little child, / on the whole hillside? / ring, if my darling tried? / child blue-gowned / little hands embrowned / you; ring out! / flower should flout? / make it bloom in song / chimes, delicate ding-dong; / never caught nor sung; / little hares have rung! / bending o'er them there, / I'm a little hare! / but I love you so! / just to say you know!" / ring again! / the joyance of the strain. / E.H. Hickey.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: And the wild-Roses of the promontory / Around me shuddered in the wind, and shed / Their petals of pale red. / There was an old belief that in the embers / Of all things their primordial form exists, / And cunning alchemists / Could recreate the Rose with all its members / From its own ashes, but without the bloom, / Without the lost perfume, / Ah me! what wonder-working, occult science / Can from the ashes in our hearts once more / The Rose of youth restore? / Longfellow / Palingenesis. / And the rose, like a nymph to the bath addressed, / Which unveiled the depth of her glowing breast, / Till, fold after fold, to the fainting air / The soul of her beauty and love lay bare; / Shelley / The Sensitive / Plant.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.55
Primary reference Number: 44226
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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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