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Autumn (from a Four Seasons series)

1570
Engraved by Pieter van der Heyden (Netherlandish, 1525–1569), After Hans Bol (Netherlandish, 1534–1593), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. III, 201 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.7 x 28.8 cm (8 15/16 x 11 5/16 in.) Sheet: 25.5 x 31.3 cm (10 1/16 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.559

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of two designs by Bruegel (Spring and Summer) for a Four Seasons series issued by Cock in 1570. Fall and Winter were designed by Hans Bol, although no drawings for these prints survive. All four were probably engraved by van der Heyden, although only Spring bears his monogram.

Inscription

in plate, lower right: Cock excu; lower margin: Septembri, Octobri Autumnus, totóq Nouémbri;AVTVMNVS/virilitasis typus; Dat musto grauidas Autumnus pomífer uuas

Signed

in plate, lower left: H Bol

Markings

verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 32985

Provenance

May 22, 1933, C. G. Boerner (dealer) sale (part of lot 199), Leipzig; purchased by the from this sale by the MFA

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund