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The Instruments of Human Sustenance (Humani Victus Instrumenta): Cooking

Artist:
In the manner of the circle of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian, Milan (?) 1527?–1593 Milan)
Artist:
Designed or engraved by Giovanni da Monte Cremasco (Italian, active ca. 1580)
Publisher:
Originally published by Giovanni Francesco Camocio (Italian, active Venice, 1552–1574/75) , Venice
Date:
after 1569
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 15/16 x 10 7/8 in. (37.9 x 27.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.652.2
Not on view
Allegory of Cooking

The Cook

Inscription: Lettered across top: 'Humani Victus Instrumenta', along bottom a poem in two columns, a total of 14 lines: 'Che miri ... et empio.'
Along bottom edge, center : 'con privilegio.', bottom right corner: 'In Venetia' with traces of former publisher's name, Giovani Francesco Camocio.
John Evelyn (British); Vendor: David Tunick, Inc.
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