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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title St. Johnswort/Hypericum perforatum
Description Watercolor on paper. Two thin green stalks with branched stems running the length of the shaft. These stems have tiny green leaves. Bright yellow clusters of flowers at top of stems, along with several unopened blossoms. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "St. Johnswort". Watercolor is mounted on gray 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: "St. Johnswort/Hypericum perforatum"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0051
Provenance Artist has marked "51" on back indicating a series. This is 51 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