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The Shepherd's Calendar: March

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Inscription

Lower left: monogram; outside image, upper right: MARCH/AEGLOGA/TERTIA; lower right; EMBLEME. S. with two circle emblems on either side. Emblem at right is a winged man holding two pots, with a scroll reading: ONE OF HONEY AND GAUL IN LOVE TH/IS STORE/THE HONEY IS MUCH BUT THE. Emblem at left is a seated woman with a dove and owl with a scroll reading: TO BE WISE AND EKE TO LOVE/IS GRAUNTED SCARCE/TO GOD A... (illegible).

Provenance

Harold T. Hartley, (1851-1943, London); to his son Sir Harold Hartley (1878-1972, London); purchased by MFA, April 14, 1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

about 1898

Dimensions

Sheet: 21 x 15.4 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1473

Medium or Technique

Pen and black ink on paper

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