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Possibly Ulrich Zasius (1461-1536), humanist, lawyer, the painting is usually referred to as the jurist
  • Possibly Ulrich Zasius (1461-1536), humanist, lawyer, the painting is usually referred to as the jurist

    TitlePossibly Ulrich Zasius (1461-1536), humanist, lawyer, the painting is usually referred to as the jurist
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 64 x 51 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 71,5 x 58,5 x 6 cm
  • DatingMade 1566
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian, born 1527, dead 1593
  • Depicted PersonUlrich Zasius, German, born 1461, dead 1536
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NMGrh 1227
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Gripsholms castle
  • Collection Highlightsأبرز الأعمال الفنية
  • Description
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    What at first glance appears to be a scholar turns out on closer inspection to be a pile of books and papers, draped with a fur-trimmed coat. The head consists of dead fish and poultry beneath a black cap. The artist Arcimboldo specialised in subjects of this kind. His principal patron was Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. This painting could be a portrait of the lawyer Ulrich Zasius, who was employed in the imperial administration.