Mushrooms in a painting

Moselio Schaechter mschaech at sunstroke.sdsu.edu
Fri Feb 9 02:43:04 EST 2001


The following website:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher
.woa/wa/work?workNumber=NG1222
shows a painting in the National Gallery, London, by the Dutch artist
Melchior d'Hondecoeter with mushrooms  in it.

The painting  (1668) is titled "Birds and Butterflies among Plants."
The mushrooms in the right foreground look collybioid, but that's as far as
I can get in identification.  What do you think they might be?

Make sure to click the picture, to see it at the highest magnification.

Elio Schaechter









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