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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Milkwort/Polygata sanguinaria
Description Watercolor on paper. Three separate stems, each with small green leaves running the length of the shaft. One stem has three white flower heads. The other two stems have three pink flower heads each. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Milkwort". 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: "Milkwort/Polygata sanguinaria"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0047
Provenance Artist has marked "47" on back indicating a series. This is 47 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