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The Four Seasons, Summer

18th century
Style of Adam Ferdinand Dietz (Austrian, 1708–1777)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

22.23 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.666

Medium or Technique

Wood; Limewood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bearded male figure holding sheaves of wheat at left. Base at left broken off.

Provenance

1870, sold at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, evidently to an English-speaking collector [see note 1]. 1962, Arcade Gallery, London; 1962, sold by Arcade Gallery to the MFA for £260 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

NOTES:
[1] According to English-language inscriptions on the bases of each of the Four Seasons (MFA nos. 62.663-666), they were purchased at a sale held at Drouot in 1870, and were believed to date from the 12th century. [2] MFA accession nos. 62.663-62.666 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund