Treatise on Silk Culture and Manufacture

about 1586
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian, 1527–1593)


Place of Creation: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Catalogue Raisonné

Macandrew 008 (1-14)

Dimensions

Overall: 32 x 21.5 x 5.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.) Sheet: 30.8 x 19 cm (12 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

50.6.15

Medium or Technique

Thirteen drawings in pen and blue ink and brush with blue wash, with autograph letter

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

(Prague: about 1586-1587) Fourteen leaves; original gilt-stamped armorial green vellum binding (green cloth box). BOUND with: 50.6.1-.14 (Hoffmann album)


Prague: about 1586-1587

Provenance

Ferdinand Hoffmann, Baron Gruenstein (1540-1607, Grünpichl and Strechau) given by him to his wife, Margaretha von Harrach; by descent through the Counts Harrach, to the Hradec Library; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 12, 1950.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund