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Giuseppe Arcimboldo: The allegory of Fire  wikidata:Q27978848 
Artist
creator QS:P170,Q7751
Giuseppe Arcimboldo: The allegory of Fire
Title
Fire
Object type painting
Description
English: The allegory of Fire combines objects that are related to fire. The cheek is formed by a large firestone, the neck and chin are formed by a burning candle and an oil lamp, the nose and ear are contoured by firesteels; a blond moustache is formed by a crossed bundle of wood shavings for kindling, the eye is an extinguished candle stub, the forehead area is a wound-up fuse, the hair of the head forms a crown of blazing logs. The breast is composed of fire weapons: mortar and canon barrels together with the respective gunpowder shovel and a pistol barrel. Prominently positioned in the picture is the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, beneath which the imperial double-eagle can be seen: a clear reference to the Habsburg House and the beneficiary of the series, Emperor Maximilian II.
Date 1566
date QS:P571,+1566-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium lime
Dimensions Height: 66.5 cm (26.1 in); Width: 51 cm (20 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,66.5U174728;P2049,51U174728
institution QS:P195,Q95569
Accession number
GG_1585
Object history für Kaiser Maximilian gemalt (?); aus der Kunstkammer Rudolfs II; 1748 in der Wiener Schatzkammer; ab 1830 in der Gemäldegalerie
Inscriptions Signature bottom right: Joesphus Arcimboldus Mlnensis. F. [Joesphus Arcimboldus Mlnensis. Fecit.] [made by Joesphus Arcimboldus Mlnensis]

Title and date verso: IGNIS 1566 [fire 1566]
Notes
English: From the series series representing the Four Elements. Fire and Water are in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Earth is now in a Viennese private collection. Air has been lost and only exists in copies.
References Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Bilddatenbank.

Web Gallery of Art
Source/Photographer Arcimboldo. 1526-1593. Ausstellungskatalog des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien 2008, p. 149. ISBN 978-3-85497-118-4, scanned by uploader

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