237. [Flemish]

SADELER , Johannes I. After Hans BOL

The four seasons with figures of the zodiac on top.

[Cologne?, J. Sadeler], 1580

4 engravings, 21,5 x 29,5 cm (trimmed just outside the border, note in brown ink on reverse pl. Spring).

Stuck by corners under passe-partout.

Complete series of the four seasons, underneath each four lines of Latin text. Winter landscape featuring an old man behind a fire, ice scenes and slaughter of livestock, under the constellations Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Spring as a woman in front of large gardens, a homestead, a castle and a pergola, under the constellations Ram, Taurus and Gemini. Summer with playing children, shooting birds, sheep shearing and haymaking, under Cancer, Leo and Virgo. Autumnal landscape featuring a man holding the horn of plenty, the bringing in of the hay, the harvest and the grape-gathering under the constellations Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Ref. Hollstein XXI: 503-506.

€ 500 / 600

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