May (from the Twelve Months series)

Adriaen Collaert (Netherlandish, about 1560–1618), After Joos de Momper, the Younger (Flemish, 1564–1635), Published by Joannes Galle (Netherlandish, 1600–1676)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. IV, 563

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.7 x 26.3 cm (8 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.) Sheet: 25.7 x 33.7 cm (10 1/8 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.585

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: GEMINI.; in lower margin, lower center: MAIVS.; lower left: Maius, quo veteres soliti sacra, reddere Maieæ,/Cantu auium gaudet, fronde virente viget.; lower right: Aucupibus præbet, qua fallant tempora, prædam:/Ledâ progenitos sidus habet Geminos.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Iodoc. de Momper inuent.; lower center: Adrian Collaert Sculp./Ion. Galle excud.

Markings

Watermark (not identified); MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 65.583; oval turquise stamp, filled in with blue ink, probably Lugt 4073 (mark not identified)

Provenance

Unidentified collector; May 12, 1965, purchased from P & D Colnaghi & Co. (dealer), London, by the MFA.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis