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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Arethusa/Arethusa bulbosa
Description Watercolor on paper. White background with four single flowers with lavendar and pink blossoms. Flowers have green stems and the center two have bulbs attached to bottom of stem. Artist has identified the wildflower as "Arethusa". 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: "Arethusa/Arethusa bulbosa"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0019
Provenance Artist has marked "19" on back indicating a series. This is 19 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