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

Composition with Animals

Watercolour and gouache
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

There is a codex in the manuscript collection of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, which contains original studies of animals drawn from nature. Some of these drawings can be related to Arcimboldo's painting Earth, and it was suggested that Arcimboldo was the author of a group of drawings to be found in this codex (Codex min. 42).

This unusual scene with agitated dogs, horses and deer is folio 115r in the codex.

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