ARCIMBOLDO, Giuseppe
(b. 1526, Milano, d. 1593, Milano)

Spring

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Oil on wood, 84 x 57 cm
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich

The series of the Four Seasons, which belongs to the collection of the Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, is completely anomalous both in its many details and its format, and it is distinct from the autograph versions in Vienna and Paris. The series is a workshop version of Arcimboldo's original allegories. Three of them can currently be seen at the Kunstkammer in the Trausnitz Castle, Landshut, the fourth, the Autumn, because of its poor condition, is deposited at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.




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