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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Clover: PD.8-1980.f.61

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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Clover
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

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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: 119
  • Location: Recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Little masters! hat in hand, / Let me in your presence stand, / Till your silence solve to me / This your threefold mystery. / Tell me - for I long to know - / How, in darkness there below, / Was your fairy fabric spun, / Spread and fashioned, three in one. / Did your gossips gold and blue, / Sky and sunshine, choose for you / Ere your triple forms were seen, / Suited liveries of green? / Can ye- if ye dwelt indeed / Captives of a prison seed - / Like the Genie once again / Get you back into the grain? / Little masters, may I stand / In your presence, hat in hand, / Waiting till you solve for me. / This your threefold mystery?
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Inscription present: letters appearing in brackets, [ ], are watercolours of Roses

  • Text: [L]ive all thy sweet life through, / Sweet Rose, dew-sprent, / Drop down thine evening dew / To gather it anew / When day is bright; / I fancy thou was meant / Chiefly to give delight. / [O]h, that it were with me / As with the flower; / Blooming on its own tree / For butterfly and bee / Its summer morns; / That I might bloom mine hour / A Rose in spite of thorns. / Ch. Rossetti. / A. Summer Wish.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1980.f.61
Primary reference Number: 44253
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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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