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

Nature studies

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Watercolour on parchment
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

Cod. min. 42 fol. 19r (above) represents a reindeer turning to the left and showing the bottom of the hoof of the right foreleg. The picture shows what was probably a domesticated reindeer, with antler branches that are just growing again after the shedding.




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