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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Crocus: PD.8-1980.f.60

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Crocus
Inscription surrounded by floral border: Lily


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: 117
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: two vertical columns; column break following 'rivuole!'

  • Text: O pallido croco / nel vaso d' argilla, / ch' è bellow e non l' ami, / coi petali lilla / tu chiudi gli stami / di fuoco; / Le miche di fuoco / coi lunghi tuoi petali / tu chiudi nel cuore / tu leso, o poeta / di pascoli, fiore / di croco! / Voi l' acqua di polla / ravvivi, o viole, / non chi la sua zolla / rivuole! / Ma messo ad un riso / di luce e di cielo, / per subito inganno / ritonra il tuo stela / colà donde l' hanno / diviso: / Tu pallido, e fiso / nel raggio che accora, / nel raggio che piace, / dimentichi ch' ora / sei esule, lacero / uccisa; / Tu apri il tuo cuore / ch'è chiuso, che duole, / ch'è rotto, che muore, / nel sole! / G. Pascoli
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: the letter [I] is watercolour of Lily

  • Text: [I]ch will meine Seele tauchen / In den Kelch der Lilie hinein. / Die Lilie soll klingend hauchen / Ein Lied von der Liebsten mein. / Heine.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.60
Primary reference Number: 44252
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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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