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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Spiked lobelia/Lobelia spicata
Description Watercolor on paper. Three individual thin green stems with very thin, sparse leaves. Top of each stem has pyramid shaped clusters of tiny lavender flowers. A fourth stem has a brown root attached and has only leaves. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Spiked lobelia". Watercolor is mounted on gray 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: "Spiked lobelia/Lobelia spicata"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0076
Provenance Artist has marked "76" on back indicating a series. This is 76 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