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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Violet: PD.8-1980.f.59

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Violet
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Rose


Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980) by Bicknell, Peter


Production date: AD 1908

School or Style


Materials used in production


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: 115
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Sweet Violet, who knows / From Whence thy fragrance flows / Or whither hence it goes? / A pious pilgrim here / To winter's sepulchre / Thou comest year by year; / Alert with balmier store / Than Magdalen of yore / To Love's anointing bore. / Methinks that thou hast been / So oft the go-between / Twixt sight and things unseen, / That with thy wafted breath / Alternate echoeth / Each bank of sundering Death. / The sweetness of the violet's deep blue eyes / Kissed by the breath of heaven, seems coloured by its skies / Byron
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: In the world was one green nook I Knew. / Full of Roses, Roses red and white, / Reddest Roses summer ever grew / Whitest Roses ever pearled with dew: / And their sweetness was beyond delight, / Was all love's delight. / A. Webster.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.59
Primary reference Number: 44245
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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