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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Grass of Parnassus/Parnassia glauca
Description Watercolor on light brown paper. Tall, thin green stems with large leaves near root base. At stem tips are single, white, star shaped flowers. Two are unbloomed. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Grass of Parnassus". Watercolor is mounted on white 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: "Grass of Parnassus/Parnassia glauca"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0073
Provenance Artist has marked "73" on back indicating a series. This is 73 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