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The Four Seasons, Summer

Bearded male figure holding sheaves of wheat at left. Base at left broken off.


1870, sold at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, evidently to an English-speaking collector [see note 1]. 1962, Arcade Gallery, London; 1962, sold by Arcade Gallery to the MFA for £260 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962) NOTES: [1] According to English-language inscriptions on the bases of each of the Four Seasons (MFA nos. 62.663-666), they were purchased at a sale held at Drouot in 1870, and were believed to date from the 12th century. [2] MFA accession nos. 62.663-62.666 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

18th century

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Medium or Technique

Wood; Limewood