- Museum number
- Object: Spring
A fashionably-dressed young woman standing to right, looking towards the viewer, holding a wreath of flowers in both hands, her left elbow resting on the plinth of a fountain decorated with two entwined dolphins; a colonnaded portico in the background to left; after Williams; republished state.
- Production date
- 1753-1766 (circa)
Height: 350 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From a set of the seasons (2010,7081.488-491); Autumn was also engraved by McArdell after Williams, but Summer and Winter were engraved by Houston after Samuel Wale (CS 152).
States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title, 'J,, Williams Pinxit. // James Mc.Ardell Fecit. // Printed for John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhil'
(ii) republished by John Bowles alone; publication line altered to 'London Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.' (see 2010,7081.3694).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number