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August (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, 566

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.8 x 26.2 cm (8 3/16 x 10 5/16 in.) Sheet: 25.8 x 33.7 cm (10 3/16 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.588

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: VIRGO.; in lower margin, lower center: AVGVSTVS.; lower left: Sextilis modò fert Augusto à Cæsare nomen,/In metas semen qui Cereale struit,; lower right: Et largam confert operosus in horrea sessem,/Spicea dum manibus munera Virgo gerit.

Signed

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

Markings

Watermark (not identified); MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 65.584; 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