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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Downy Yellow Violet/Viola pubescens
Description Watercolor on paper. Green stem with root attached. Large green leaves near top, as well as small yellow flower. Smaller depiction of same wildflower at inset. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Downy yellow 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: "Downy Yellow Violet/Viola pubescens"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0053
Provenance Artist has marked "53" on back indicating a series. This is 53 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