Earth (from the series The Four Elements)

late 16th century
Artist Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), After Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian, 1527–1593)


Dimensions

Sheet: 21.6 x 15.4 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/16 in.)(trimmed within the image)

Accession Number

63.1353

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of two known impressions after a lost Arcimboldo painting of Earth. Reverse of woodcut version inscribed “Inventio Arcimboldo” with monogram HM or JM.

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., New York; from whom purchased September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund