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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Bunch berry/Cornus canadensis
Description Watercolor on light brown paper. Three individual stems, each with a large cluster of green leaves. Each stem has the flower in various stages of bloom. The first is in full bloom with white petals. The middle stem has a cluster of red berries at center of leaves. The third stem has a profile view of a white flower and leaves. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Bunch berry". Watercolor is mounted on 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: "Bunch berry/Cornus canadensis"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0055
Provenance Artist has marked "55" on back indicating a series. This is 55 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