campaign for the Woodland Trust

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 in sale to the public and … to public art galleries where a more complete retrospective of the work of Clarence Bicknell could be put on. Initial approaches are underway with the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London, the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, where a further 405 watercolours by Bicknell are stored.
“Four celebrities have signed a batch of prints each:
•    novelist Frederick Forsyth,
•    broadcaster and President of the Woodland Trust Clive Anderson,
•    singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh and
•    playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn.
“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 in an arts-and-crafts style. 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. These decorative 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.  You can see the watercolours at
“For initial enquiries, please get in touch with the Clarence Bicknell Association and its chairman Marcus Bicknell via