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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Indian cumcumber root/Medesla Virginiana
Description Watercolor on paper. White background green leaves and green and purple flower on one stem. Artist has identified the wildflower as "Indian cumcumber root/Medeola Virginiana". 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: "6" "Indian cumcumber root/Medesla Virginiana"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0006
Provenance Artist has marked "6" on back indicating a series. This is 6 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