Michelangelo illustrated his grocery lists so that his illiterate servants would know what to buy him.
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In these lists, he mentioned “a herring, tortelli, two fennel soups, four anchovies and a small quarter of a rough wine”.
Michelangelo wrote these lists in a hurry, rushed manner in caricatures in pen and ink.
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