Yellow, white and blue flower. From the estate of the artist.
Quoting from 'Edwin Whitefield: Nineteenth-Century North American Scenery' by Battina A. Norton, 'Whether or not Whitefield studied law and medicine in England, which seems doubtful considering his age when he arrived in this country, it seems he early acquired some formal knowledge of botanical painting. His flowers are delicate, clear in color, painted with a minute and steady brush.' 'Whitefield's ability was recognized by the judges of the American Institute of New York, who awarded him a medal for the best painting of fruit in 1842'.