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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Pitcher Plant/Sarrencenia purpurea
Description Watercolor on paper. Five large, bright green leaves are tubular in shape and in a cluster at the base of the plant. Thin stems support red blossoms. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Pitcher Plant". 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: "Pitcher Plant/Sarrencenia purpurea"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0060
Provenance Artist has marked "60" on back indicating a series. This is 60 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