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Object Name Painting
Artist Jennie Bailey Whitney Furbish
Title Evening Primrose/Oenothera biennis
Description Watercolor on paper. One large central stalk covered in thin, oblong green leaves. At stem tip are three yellow flowers surrounded by several unbloomed buds. Artist has identified the wildflower as: "Evening Primrose". 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: "Evening Primrose/Oenothera biennis"
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Catalog Number 1977.0074
Provenance Artist has marked "74" on back indicating a series. This is 74 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