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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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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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New papers: Daniela Gandolfi, Giovanni Russo

We are delighted to publish here three papers of interest to our readers and important as resources on our web site for researchers to find in a web search. Dssa. Daniela Gandolfi of the Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri and the Museo Bicknell in Bordighera is passionate about Clarence Bicknell and has regularly featured his

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Clarence a Genova mostra e convegni, fine 2023

English translations below Siamo lieti di annunciare una grande mostra che coinvolge Clarence Bicknell e il suo amico Prof. Arturo Issel a Genova dal 25 novembre 2023 al 7 gennaio 2024. Il Palazzo Ducale di Genova ospita entrambe le mostre https://palazzoducale.genova.it/mostra /chronos/ e una serie di conferenze https://palazzoducale.genova.it/evento/laboratori-attivita-collaterali-alla-mostra-chronos/ e una il 20 dicembre alla quale

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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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Elhanan Bicknell, Turner and “The Whalers”

I enjoyed falling upon this excellent article by Sarah Monks of the University of East Anglia about Elhanan Bicknell, Clarence’s father, and JMW Turner over The Whalers. Read it in full at https://hoaportal.york.ac.uk/hoaportal/turnerwhaleEssay.jsp?id=307 Excerpt: And yet [Turner] was also looking to sell his whaling pictures, to a wealthy contemporary-art-loving patron, rendering up an artistic commodity

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