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October (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, 568

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.5 x 26.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.) Sheet: 25.7 x 33.7 cm (10 1/8 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.590

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: SCOPIVS.; in lower margin, lower center: OCTOBER.; lower left: October cultae Cerealia semina terrae/Committit : frangit, adæquat humum,; lower right: Lætior occato seges vt grandescat in agro./Crebro at sementi Scorpio dirus obest.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Iodoc. de Momper inuent.; Adrian. Collaert Sculp.; lower right: Ioan. Galle exc.

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