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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Rose Mallow/Hibiscus palistris
Description Watercolor on paper. Green central stem with branched, large green leaves. One fully bloomed, large pink flower with veined petals and yellow center. Also has one closed bloom and one partially open bloom. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Rose mallow". 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: "Rose Mallow/Hibiscus palistris"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0050
Provenance Artist has marked "50" on back indicating a series. This is 50 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