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

Treatise on Silk Culture and Manufacture (Series of Thirteen Drawings, No. 1)

c. 1586
Pen blue ink and blue wash on paper, 308 x 190 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Drawing No. 1 depicts the rearing of the silkworms (gathering of the eggs deposited the previous summer and emergence of larvae towards the end of April.




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