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Drawing: PD.11-1980.f.45

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Object information


  • Inscription surrounded by floral border: Centaurea uniflora L.

Named entities

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Given
  • Dates: 1980


  • Production date: CE 1914


Subjects depicted

Materials used in production

Components of the work

  • Support composed of paper
  • Leaf measuring: Height by mm by 278 by Width by mm by 190

Techniques used in production

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: and they declaimed in heroic metre a long story. / Our sires were the Centaurs / The famous inventors / Of horseradish lotion for sprains; / They fought with the Corsairs / And lashed them with horse hairs / Pulled out of their tails & their manes. / Both horses and horse-men / Resisted the Norsemen / Who came o'er the sea-horses foam: / Their horsehair-stuffed sofas, / Too hard for those loafers, / Convinced them t'was best to go home. / They scourged every Viking / Not much to his liking, / With whips of their blue and red tails, / While all common Pirates, / Weighed anchor at dire rates / And perished at sea in the gales / But horsemen and horses, when tired of their courses, / Retired to these mountains and vales: / And their children here present, more hoarse than / is pleasant. Now tell you what's left of their tales.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: |||| 1804 R.W.S. GUARANTEED PURE PAPER 5A PALL MALL ||||
  • Location: Bottom of leaf
  • Method of creation: Blind stamp
  • Text: Lychnis / flos Jovis Lamk.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: PD.11-1980.f.45
  • Primary reference Number: 43810
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Monday 3 August 2020
  • Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

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