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Rudolf II as Vertumnus

ca. 1590
Art Period: 
68 x 56 cm (26.8 x 22 in)

In his typical style, Arcimboldo created Rudolph’s image as the character of Vertumnus, the Roman God of plant life, growth, and the change of seasons, compiled of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Artwork Location 

Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle is located on Lake Mälaren between Stockholm and Uppsala. It was built in the Baroque style between 1654 and 1676 by the wealthy military commander and count Carl Gustaf Wrangel. The castle was designed mainly by architect Caspar Vogel, but other architects involved were Jean de la Vallée and Nicodemus Tessin the Elder.

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