A grotesque accouchement. Oil painting.
- Pietro, della Vecchia, 1602 or 1603-1678.
- [between 1600 and 1699]
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Four grotesque dwarfish figures: a hunchbacked man and an old midwife help a woman give birth, producing eggs, while on the left a woman boils a donkey in a cauldron to produce gruel for the mother. In the foreground, babies break out of the eggs: possibly a parody of Leonardo da Vinci's painting of Leda and the swan