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Summer (from a Four Seasons series)

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Inscription

in plate, within image: Cock excu. Bruegel Inuet; lower margin, left: Iulius, Augustus, nec non et Iunius Aestas. [July, August, and also June make Summer]; in cartouche, lower center: AESTAS// Adoles centie imago/imago [Summer, image of youth]; lower margin, right: Frugiferas aruis fert Aestas torrida messeis. [Hot summer brings bounteous harvests to the fields]

Signed

not signed

Marks

watermark [not identified]; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 32984

Provenance

Sold, Leipzig, C. G. Boerner, May 22, 1933, part of lot 199; where purchased by MFA.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

about 1570

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 202 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.6 x 28.6 cm (8 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Sheet: 25.4 x 31.3 cm (10 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.558

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