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Bertha Clausen Jaques. 1863-1941

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Sweet briar - little (Rosa rubiginosa). 1922. Drypoint. Jaques 324. 5 7/8 x 2 7/8 (sheet 8 3/16 x 2 7/8). Printed Japanese mulberry paper. Provenance: the artist's estate. Unsigned, but annotated "1st proof". $125.

Sweet briar is a rose bush. It is thorny, and has very attractive white flowers during the late spring. The fruit matures in late summer and is shed in autumn. The fruits can be made into an essential oil that hydrates, softens and revitalizes skin. They can be made into Vitamin C that helps alleviate arthritis pain and swelling.

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