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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Canada Violet/Viola canadensis
Description Watercolor on light brown paper. Two separate, thin green stems. Each stem has singular green leaves near top, as well as two blossoms per stem. Flower petals are white and purple with slight yellow at center. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Canada violet". Watercolor is mounted on white board and is unframed.
Year Range from 1895.0
Year Range to 1905.0
Material paper, cardboard
Dimensions H-0.25 W-11 D-14 inches
Makers mark On back in pencil: "Canada Violet/Viola canadensis"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0052
Provenance Artist has marked "52" on back indicating a series. This is 52 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