Red Haws. 1921. Jaques 327. Drypoint with hand coloring. 11 3/4 x 7 3/4. Provenance: the artist's estate. A fine impression with frewh, bright colors. Signed, lower right. Housed in a period 20 x 15 1/2-inch gold frame. $750.
The plant is probably a Dog rose (Rosa canina) with red rose hips(alternatively rose haws / rose heps).
The rose hip, also called rose haw and rose hep, is the accessory fruit of the rose plant. It is typically red to orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.
Rose hips are used for herbal teas, jam, jelly, syrup, rose hip soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade. They can also be eaten raw, like a berry, if care is used to avoid the hairs inside the fruit.
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