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John Held, Jr. (1889-1958)
Gardenia blossom with red cocktail at left.
Painting, “Gardenia #33” 1935;
Watercolor, 11 x 13" signed lower right.The paper is gorgeous, handmade, heavily-toothed watercolor paper, and the work is archivally matted and framed in a narrow, bevelled, stained-wood moulding.
This is not an illustration; the artist produced numerous watercolors of flowers, but not often with a cocktail.