October (from the Twelve Months series)
Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. IV, 568
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 in plate, lower left: Iodoc. de Momper inuent.; Adrian. Collaert Sculp.; lower right: Ioan. Galle exc.
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)
Unidentified collector; May 12, 1965, purchased from P & D Colnaghi & Co. (dealer), London, by the MFA.
Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis