LIGOZZI, Jacopo
(b. 1547, Verona, d. 1627, Firenze)

Gerbil

1580-1600
Drawing, 260 x 341 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This meticulously rendered exotic creature recalls that art and science were once on an intellectual continuum. Ligozzi, trained as a miniaturist, began his scientific paintings for Francesco I de' Medici around 1576.