Watercolor

Snake head arethusa

Mid to late 19th century / Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Wildflowers_64.jpg

A watercolor painting possibly of dragon's mouth orchid. Its scientific name is Arethusa bulbosa and it is in the Orchidaceae family. The painting is labeled, "Snake head Arethus / Cymbidium." Cymbidium is also in the Orchidaceae family. The Reynolds's Bristol Board trademark is embossed in the top right corner.

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Snake head arethusa,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed October 22, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/889.

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Title

Snake head arethusa

Subject

Wildflowers
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

A watercolor painting possibly of dragon's mouth orchid. Its scientific name is Arethusa bulbosa and it is in the Orchidaceae family. The painting is labeled, "Snake head Arethus / Cymbidium." Cymbidium is also in the Orchidaceae family. The Reynolds's Bristol Board trademark is embossed in the top right corner.

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Wildflowers

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.75.64

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901