Illustration for "The Book of Mushrooms": No. 1, Viareggio, September 20th, 1898

Elihu Vedder, American, 1836 - 1923



Graphite and colored crayon on wove paper

Sheet: 7 11/16 × 10 3/4 in. (19.6 × 27.3 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in black crayon, upper right: Viareggio / Sep 20th 1898; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: No. 1; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: Brittle/becoming powdery/odor strong-fi[illegible] to me disagreeable; inscribed, in graphite, bottom center: said to be edible /, old Polyporous[?] sulph [...illegible]-; inscribed, in black crayon, lower left, under mushroom: pore surface; inscribed on reverse, in graphite, cat. 240-NCFA-Vedder; numbered on reverse, in graphite, lower left: 49049.

Course History

SART 15, Drawing I, Kate Emlen, Fall 2013

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, cat. 240.

Publication History

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

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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