The “Jolly Painting” is quite jolly! Maybe. I’m not entirely sure I actually like it.

The real Jolly Painting

The “ Jolly Painting” is sometimes fake. Notice that the real one has some piece of straw (or whatever this guy is made of) poking out of his chest. If your painting is missing the chest-nob, then you have a fake on your hands.

The fake Jolly Painting

Once placed in the museum, the description provided on the plaque will read,

Summer, Guiseppe Arcimboldo, circa 1563

Oil on canvas

A curious portrait by Guiseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter from the late 16th century. It doesn’t take a particularly sharp eye to see that the entire portrait is composed of fresh produce.

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