- Museum number
Trencher; beech wood; pierced at top and sides for suspension; painted engraving stuck on to surface, showing two women, fish-wife behind table with sea in background, woman buying fish: Labour of the month of September; legend.
- Production date
- 1630 (c.)
Diameter: 13.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Written on reverse: in pencil: "Sweet meat Trenchers used in the Time of Charles II".
This trencher is the sole survivor of a series of (originally) twelve trenchers, pasted with engravings by Crispijn de Passe from a set of Months (Hollstein 576-588). See 1921,0216.34 for a complete set of trenchers from the Greg collection which are made in the same way, i.e. with print cut out and pasted onto roundel, then handcoloured and inscribed.
Literature: M. Jones, 'The Print in Early Modern England: An Historical Oversight', New Haven and London, 2010, p.21 and fig.8.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Labours of the Months
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Labour of the Month of September
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number