Earth (from the series The Four Elements)
Sheet: 21.6 x 15.4 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/16 in.)(trimmed within the image)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of two known impressions after a lost Arcimboldo painting of Earth. Reverse of woodcut version inscribed “Inventio Arcimboldo” with monogram HM or JM.
Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)
Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc., New York; from whom purchased September 18, 1963
Lee M. Friedman Fund