"They nod to me and I to them"

Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892)
Date: c. 1840
Medium: Ink on paper laid on card
Dimensions: 6 5/8 H x 7 3/4 W (drawing); 12 H x 14 15/16 W (card)
Inscribed in ink at bottom: "The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister,/is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and/the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They/nod to me and I to them." Nature. p. 13.
Credit: Gift of Lewis Greenleaf, Jr.
Accession Number: 2006.58.16