The head of a man composed of writhing nude figures. Oil painting by F. Balbi.

  • Balbi, Filippo, 1806-1890.
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Also known as

Testa anatomica

Physical description

1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 59 x 48 cm

References note

The Arcimboldo effect, New York: Abbeville Press, 1987


Wellcome Collection 44576i

Creator/production credits

A painting of this composition is shown in two portraits of the painter Filippo Balbi: his painted self-portrait in the Uffizi with a skull on the right, Florence, 1873 (Gli Uffizi: catalogo generale, Florence 1979, p. 797, no. A47), and a photograph showing him as an older man

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