Print of Mary Vaux Walcott Wildflower Sketch, "Trumpet Honeysuckle," 1925

Summary

Mary Walcott (1860-1940) captured the beauty of American wildflowers. Born into a well-to-do Quaker family, Walcott collected and illustrated botanical subjects while exploring the Canadian Rockies with her father and brothers. In 1925, the Smithsonian Institution published a five-volume set of her paintings. This photoengraving of Walcott's work was presented to Clara Ford when she became president of the Garden Club of America.

Mary Walcott (1860-1940) captured the beauty of American wildflowers. Born into a well-to-do Quaker family, Walcott collected and illustrated botanical subjects while exploring the Canadian Rockies with her father and brothers. In 1925, the Smithsonian Institution published a five-volume set of her paintings. This photoengraving of Walcott's work was presented to Clara Ford when she became president of the Garden Club of America.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1925

Creators

Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940 

William Edwin Rudge (Firm) 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Original sketch by Mary Vaux Walcott. Print by William Edwin Rudge Printing House, New York, New York.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

51.34.42.11

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Clara Ford Estate.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photoengraving (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 in

Width: 9.25 in

Inscriptions

on front: 46 c M.V.W. 1925

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