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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Jerusalem Artichoke/Helianthus tuberosus
Description Watercolor on paper. Two individual brown stems with oblong leaves. Small offshoot stems have yellow flower at tip. Two flowers are in full bloom, with additional closed buds. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Jerusalem Artichoke". 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: "Jerusalem Artichoke/Helianthus tuberosus"

Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0092
Provenance Artist has marked "92" on back indicating a series. This is 92 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