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Study of a Figure in a Niche (Saint Ambrose; recto); Architectural Studies: Four Alternative Designs for Fictive Niches and an Unrelated Design with Garlands (verso), ca. 1560-67

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Title: Study of a Figure in a Niche (Saint Ambrose; recto); Architectural Studies: Four Alternative Designs for Fictive Niches and an Unrelated Design with Garlands (verso), ca. 1560-67
  • Creator: Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • Date Created: 1564–65
  • Physical Dimensions: 13-13/16 x 10-3/8 in. (35.1 x 26.3 cm)
  • Type: Drawing
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/338108
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush with pale brown and purple wash, over soft black chalk (recto); pen and brown ink, some sketches over black chalk (verso). A patch with unrelated drawings by another hand, glued onto the sheet contains a cartouche design seen at lower right of recto, and an ornate garland design seen at lower left of verso
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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