In her sketchbooks and research watercolors, Purdy recorded every defining part of a flower’s structure. She organized hundreds of pages of these analytic drawings by order, family, and genus and held them together by metal binder clips between simple ledge covers.


  • Title: Sketch: Franklin Tree Flower
  • Creator: Maud Purdy
  • Date Created: 1931
  • Medium: watercolor and pencil on paper

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