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Hummingbirds and Lilies

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | July 9, 2019

It is the perfect time of year for this painting; both the hummingbirds and lilies are out in force!

This watercolor was painted by wildlife artist Charles Edgar Murphy in 1971.