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

Nature studies

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Watercolour on parchment
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

Cod. min. 42 fol. 46r (middle left) depicts a quail with three feet, in the first picture still alive, with its plumage. In the second it is dead and with its feathers plucked, to better show the anomalies and to be able to judge them.




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