Mushrooms in a painting
e.hutton at ic.ac.uk
Fri Feb 9 05:36:32 EST 2001
Moselio Schaechter wrote:
> The following website:
> 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
They look a bit like a Mycena, possibly M. Galericulata due to the size.
However we can't get a magnifier to them to be at all sure,
and they look a bit old. Fortunately the painter has adopted a
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