Calvatia elata [?]
Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949)
Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms
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
Repository: Bard College, Montgomery Place
August 29, 1900
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Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
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Paper (laid), pencil, watercolor
8 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (22.54 x 28.58 cm)
Image Number: MP.2005.88
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Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Calvatia elata [?],” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2023, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2387.