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The Seasons

late 16th–mid-17th century
Engraver Crispin van de Passe, Sr. (Netherlandish, 1564–1637), After Marten de Vos (Netherlandish, 1532–1603), Possibly after Joris Hoefnagel (Netherlandish, worked Germany, 1542–1601)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

[de Vos] Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, v. 44, pp. 282-83, nos. 1420-1423; [de Passe] Franken 1154-1157; Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, v. 15, nos. 560-63


Overall: 34.2 x 25.4 x 2.2 cm (13 7/16 x 10 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of four engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: late 16th-early 17th century) Folio; four leaves; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (R. Petit). BOUND with 48.1250.1-3.

Allegorical figures of the four seasons in landscapes, surrounded by decorative borders with flowers and animals.

Antwerp: late 16th-early 17th century


Inscription on preliminary leaf: "provient de Mr. [Le Soufaché?]"; Henri Vever, Paris (book label); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, November 18, 1948.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund