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Celebrity-signed prints of Bicknell art

The Clarence Bicknell Association announces a campaign to raise funds for the Woodland Trust from the sale of celebrity-signed prints of fine-art-reproduction watercolours by the Victorian polymath, botanist and artist Clarence Bicknell. This first announcement is an appeal … to retail outlets such as museum boutiques and art galleries where the prints could be put […]

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Celebrity flower prints seek retail outlets

The Woodland Trust and the Clarence Bicknell Association announce a campaign to raise funds for the Woodland Trust from the sale of celebrity-signed prints of flower watercolours by the Victorian polymath, botanist and artist Clarence Bicknell. Our photos shows celebrities signing a limited number of the pictures novelist Frederick Forsyth in the company of supporter

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Clarence helps today’s woodlands

The Clarence Bicknell Association, the Woodland Trust UK https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk, writer Frederick Forsyth and broadcaster Clive Anderson, President of the Woodland Trust, have made a preliminary announcement of their joint campaign to raise several tens of thousands of pounds for the Woodland Trust’s objective to protect woods and trees, preventing the loss of irreplaceable habitat, nature and

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Revision to Casa Fontanalba Excel sheet

On 21st February 2024 I made a revision to the spreadsheet listing all the watercolours and the people who signed the Casa Fontanalba Visitors’ Book. The new version is at the same URL as before i.e. …https://clarencebicknell.com/wp-content/uploads/casa_fontanalba_visitors_books.xls. I needed an accurate list of all the watercolours in the book, where in the past I had

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Halima Cassell and Clarence’s symmetrical watercolours

Celebrated artist/sculptor Halima Cassell talks about her love of Clarence’s symmetrical botanical watercolours which are hidden away in the archive of the Fitzwillia m Museum in Cambridge University. Symmetry is a way of seeing nature adopted with such success by William de Morgan https://www.demorgan.org.uk/. https://fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/conversations/podcasts/in-my-minds-eye/a-simple-shape-repeated-halima-cassell Here is a gallery of photos taken in 2017 by

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Articoli di Gisella Merello

Gisella Merello (storica, ricercatrice e scrittrice di Bordighera, e Compagna dell’Associazione Clarence Bicknell) ha onorato l’Associazione Clarence Bicknell chiedendoci di pubblicare su questo sito quattro dei suoi articoli, in italiano. Sono ciascuno relativo a Bordighera e Clarence Bicknell in modi diversi. Gisella Merello (historian, reseacher and writer in Bordighera, and Companion of the Clarence Bicknell

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New galleries of Clarence art

You can now browse many of Clarence Bicknell’s works of art in galleries on our web site organised by category Gallery – The Book of Guests in Esperanto https://clarencebicknell.com/gallery-the-casa-fontanalba-visitors-book/ Gallery – The Children’s Picture Book of Wild Plants https://clarencebicknell.com/gallery-the-fitzwilliam-albums/ Gallery – botanical works Marcus Bicknell 30 September 2023

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Bicknell and Bordighera in The Guardian

Excerpt… set off in search of the largest Ficus macrophylla in western Europe. The tree, commonly known as the strangler fig, was planted in 1886 by Clarence Bicknell, British botanist, collector, lover of Esperanto and chaplain of Bordighera’s Anglican church.Bicknell loved the hilly, pine-covered coast between Sanremo and the French Riviera, but ended up loathing

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