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

Nature studies

1578
Watercolour on parchment
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

Cod. min. 42 fol. 36r shows a black crowned crane (above left), a night heron (above right) and a partridge (below). The partridge is apparently not subject to a total loss of pigment, it is albino.




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