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Four Seasons

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1861,0713.968

  • Title (series)

    • Four Seasons
  • Description

    Summer; landscape with a shepherd and a boy shearing lambs in the lower right corner, a woman and three children eating in the lower left corner, harvest scene in the middleground with farmers cutting wheat at left and others loading a bull-driven cart with sheaves in the centre, and three farmers threshing the cereals next to a barn at right, a village and hills in the background. c.1609/11
    Engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1609-1611 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 208 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 277 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with name of engraver: 'Lucas fecit' and three columns of Italian verses: 'Spoglia Giugno le lane... u l dolce uin prepari'.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1861,0713.967 for comment.
    The engraver, 'Lucas', remains unidentified; all we know is that he was working in Philippe Thomassin's workshop when the set was done.

  • Bibliography

    • Lieure 1927 46* bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 507 (copy; under Johannes Sadeler) bibliographic details
    • Meaume 1860 720 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French Post-binder Large)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Acquisition notes

    From the Scarisbrick collection of Callot's work: see comment on 1861,0713.1.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1861,0713.968

Summer: landscape with, in the foreground, man and boy shearing sheep at l, and women and children eating at r; in the middleground, harvest scene, with figures cutting wheat at l, others loading a bull-driven cart with wheat ears in the middle, and three

Summer: landscape with, in the foreground, man and boy shearing sheep at l, and women and children eating at r; in the middleground, harvest scene, with figures cutting wheat at l, others loading a bull-driven cart with wheat ears in the middle, and three

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