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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Fringed gentian/Gentian crinita
Description Watercolor on paper. Thin green stem with branched stems of oblong leaves. At tips of these branched stems are light purple flowers with fringed petal edges. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Fringed gentian". 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 pen: "Fringed gentian/Gentian crinita"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0066
Provenance Artist has marked "66" on back indicating a series. This is 66 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