Illustration for "The Book of Mushrooms": No. 1, Covigliaio, August, 1900

Elihu Vedder, American, 1836 - 1923



Graphite and colored crayon on wove paper

Sheet: 10 5/16 × 7 9/16 in. (26.2 × 19.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper left: Called now Ple[...illeg.] olearis [?]; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: Clitocybe illudeus [?] / note phosphluoresence; inscribed, in sienna crayon, bottom, under mushroom sketch: Covigliaio; inscribed, in brown crayon, bottom, under "Covigliaio": Aug. 1900; inscribed, in graphite, bottom center: No 1/ under side and profile Watermark: [anchor]

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 1, Amelia Kahl, Class of 2001, Curatorial/Programming Assistant, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11-December 8, 2001.

Elihu Vedder: The Book of Mushrooms, Kennedy Galleries, New York, New York, September 9-October 10, 1998.

Perceptions and Evocations: The Art of Elihu Vedder, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., 1979.

Publication History

Kennedy Galleries Fall 1998 exhibition brochure, "Elihu Vedder: The Book of Mushrooms". New York: 2 pp. (cover ill.).

National Collection of Fine Arts. "Perceptions and Evocations: The Art of Elihu Vedder". Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979, (ill. p. 161).

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 248.


The artist's daughter, Anita, until her death in 1954; Dora Bretschneider, 1954-1961; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman, 1961-at least 1979; Kennedy Galleries, Inc; sold to present collection, 1998.

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