Celebrity-signed prints

The Clarence Bicknell Association announcd in spring 2024 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. Bicknell’s botanically-accurate images of Alpine wild flowers are in many cases decorated with frames and elements inspired by the shape and colour of the flower. They were painted in the vellum-bound Casa Fontanalba Visitors’ Book in 1906 by Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) who lived and worked in northwest Italy. The prints are available signed or unsigned, framed or unframed, with or without a printed caption, in a variety of flower types and a choice of frames. The prints signed by one of the celebrities are £150 unframed or £250 framed (for a discounted set of four – £450 unframed or £800 framed – please email us at info@clarencebicknell.com). The same prints but unsigned are £20 unframed, £60 framed (for a set of four – £65 unframed or £200 framed). The net proceeds of your purchase are donated by the Bicknell Family Collection and the Clarence Bicknell Association to the Woodland Trust.

The four celebrities who have already signed a batch of prints are
• novelist Frederick Forsyth,
• broadcaster and President of the Woodland Trust Clive Anderson,
• singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh and
• playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn.
The attached table (https://clarencebicknell.com/wp-content/uploads/Watercolour-list.xlsx) shows which flower prints were signed by which of the celebrities. Each visitor to the site can find the one they most want to purchase on the Shop on this web-site or in selected retail stores….