Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Michelangelo’s Handwritten 16th-Century Grocery List

Michelangelo’s Handwritten 16th-Century Grocery List
via J.R.'s Art Place
“Because the servant he was sending to market was illiterate,” writes the Oregonian‘s Steve Duin in a review of a Seattle Art Museum show, “Michelangelo illustrated the shopping lists — a herring, tortelli, two fennel soups, four anchovies and ‘a small quarter of a rough wine’ — with rushed (and all the more exquisite for it) caricatures in pen and ink.”

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