Michelangelo illustrated his grocery lists so that his illiterate servants would know what to buy him.

Michelangelo illustrated his grocery lists so that his illiterate servants would know what to buy him.

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Michelangelo's painting
Michelangelo

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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