The Twelve Months
Pieter van der Borcht (Netherlandish, 1545–1608), Etched by Joannes van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–about 1600), Etched by Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–about 1584), Formerly attributed to Hans Bol (Netherlandish, 1534–1593)
[van der Borcht] Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, v. III, p. 101, nos. 379-80; [Doetechum] New Hollstein, Van Doetechum Family, pt. III, p. 181-83, nos. 727-738, state II
Overall: 34.2 x 25.4 x 2.2 cm (13 7/16 x 10 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Set of 12 etchings
Not On View
(N.p.: after 1574) Folio; 12 leaves; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (R. Petit). BOUND with 48.1250.1-2 and .4
Landscapes representing the months of the year with zodiacal symbols, printed with decorative borders with appropriate symbols and inscriptions.
N.p.: after 1574
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.
William A. Sargent Fund