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2035 Phyteuma balbisii


Phyteuma balbisii. Botanical watercolour print by Clarence Bicknell. Ref. 2035.

Botanical watercolour print by Clarence Bicknell.

High quality art print approx 12×16 inches (260x340mm) of the botanical watercolour by Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918). This is one of the 60 images created by the botanist, archaeologist, artist, Esperantist and philanthropist in 1906 for his Casa Fontanalba Visitors’ Book (available for purchase on this site). This was his summer house high in the Alps on the border between France and Italy overlooking the Mediterranean. He spent winters in Bordighera nearby on the coast where he created the Bicknell Museum and other institutions.

This print is available signed by one of the celebrities supporting the Woodland Trust to whom the net proceeds of your purchase are donated by the Bicknell Family Collection and the Clarence Bicknell Association. Those who have signed some prints are…

  • broadcaster Clive Anderson who is also President of the Woodland Trust,
  • novelist Frederick Forsyth,
  • singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh and
  • playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn.

Which celebrity signed prints of which flower? You can see the list at https://clarencebicknell.com/wp-content/uploads/Watercolour-list.xlsx  and check the “Celebrity signature” dropdown on each product page. You can purchase the print framed or unframed. Reproduction is by state-of-the-art digital offset lithographs on an eight-colour Komori Lithrone LS-829 with H-UV by The Indigo Press in Southampton. Each print is on 150gsm uncoated card and machine-sealed. The Alison Kingsgate frame has shatterproof styrene perspex making it especially suitable for offices and homes with children and the elderly; this perspex has the same clarity of glass, but more durable and safer than traditional glass, and can therefore be shipped to you at reasonable prices. Ten colours are available; you can see the choice at https://clarencebicknell.com/wp-content/uploads/frame_colours_2024c.jpg. The width of the frame moulding is 25mm and the depth 18mm (approximate). Card mounts of 1.4 mm thickness hold the print in place under the perspex and can carry an optional caption and the image of Clarence Bicknell’s signature.

Pricing: 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). Charge for packaging and shipping i) UK £4.50 ii) Europe £9.80 iii) rest of the world £17.50. Ensure you select your choice of options before you put the item in your cart.

You also have detailed options for your custom order…
a) Choose the colour of your frame with the drop down “Frame Colour”. If you selected “no frame” just above then please select “no frame” here too.
b) The caption about the print can be on the mount at the bottom of the picture, under the perspex, or on the rear, out of sight. Please select an option with the drop down “Caption Placing”
c) Clarence Bicknell’s signature – a neat reproduction – can be added to you custom order i) on the bottom right of the print, ii) on the mount under perspex, or iii) on the rear by the certificate of authenticity. Please select an option with the drop down “Clarence Bicknell signature”.

Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 50 × 40 × 4 cm
Celebrity signature

No signature, Clive Anderson, Alan Ayckbourn, Chris de Burgh, Frederick Forsyth


Framed, Not framed

Frame colour

No frame, Oak, Rustic Oak, Walnut, Country Pine, White, Rustic White, Light Grey, Gold, Red, Green

Caption placing

Caption on front under perspex, Caption on rear of picture

Clarence Bicknell signature

On the mount, On the print, On the rear


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