A grotesque accouchement. Oil painting.
- Bocchi, Faustino, 1659-1741.
- [between 1600 and 1699]
About this picture
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
[between 1600 and 1699]
1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 64 x 76 cm