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