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A grotesque accouchement. Oil painting.

Bocchi, Faustino, 1659-1741.
Date
[between 1600 and 1699]

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Description

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

Publication/Creation

[between 1600 and 1699]

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 64 x 76 cm

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