Calvatia elata [?]

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Creator

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949)
Culture: American

Subject

Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms

Description

Watercolor drawing on paper of three fungi in shades of brown and beige accompanied on right side of page by several pencilled lines of text: the three specimens are pestle-shaped with globose caps; all executed in brown, indicating their mature age; lines in dark brown indicate wrinkling where the head meets the stout stalk; the specimen furthest to left measures 5 3/4 inches in height and has a slightly knobbed cap; the specimen in center measures 3 1/2 inches in height with an irregularly shaped globose cap; and the specimen on right measures 2 1/8 inches in height; strokes of brown indicate earth; text is as follows,"Growing among leaf mold on river bank- / under black Alders- / Spores, round, dark brown.- / Aug 29 1900. Litchfield Conn. / Calvatia elata / mature stage".
Growing among leaf mold on river bank- / under black Alders- / Spores, round, dark brown.- / Aug 29- 1900. Litchfield Conn. / Calvatia elata [sic] / mature stage

Coverage

Litchfield, CT
Repository: Bard College, Montgomery Place

Date

August 29, 1900

Rights

In Copyright - Educational use Permitted http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery Place Collection.
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Format

Paper (laid), pencil, watercolor
8 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (22.54 x 28.58 cm)

Type

Botanical drawing

Identifier

Image Number: MP.2005.88

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Citation

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Calvatia elata [?],” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed August 11, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2387.