Illustration for "The Book of Mushrooms": Mushroom and Sections, No. 2

Elihu Vedder, American, 1836 - 1923


about 1900

Graphite and colored crayon on wove paper

Sheet: 7 3/4 × 10 9/16 in. (19.7 × 26.8 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 black crayon, lower left: No 2; inscribed, in black crayon, middle right, below drawing: section/sickish sweet-smell.

Exhibition History

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

Publication History

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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