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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Beechdrops, Epilagus americana
Description Watercolor on paper. Two pink stalks, each is leafless with small spiky flowers along upper portion of stem. Stalk at proper right has the root attached. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Beech drops". Watercolor is mounted on gray board and is unframed.
Year Range from 1895
Year Range to 1905
Material paper, cardboard
Dimensions H-0.25 W-11 D-14 inches
Makers mark On back in pencil: "Beechdrops, Epilagus americana"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0056
Provenance Artist has marked "56" on back indicating a series. This is 56 of 142 watercolors depicting wildflowers in the Little Compton area. Artist has compiled a notebook with details on each of the paintings. These were all donated to the historical society by her daughters.
Source Furbish Family
Received as Gift