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Summer from a Set of Seasons: M.3B-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Summer from a Set of Seasons


Maker: Unknown (Uncertain)
Printmaker: Passe, Crispijn I de (After)




Ivory plaque, carved in low relief and mounted on thicker wood panel. Approximately square. In a set with M.3A, M.3C and M.3D-1991.
B. Summer: A woman holding a ewer is seated outside a cottage beside a basket and a sheaf of corn. A man playing a cornemuse stands beside her leaning on a tree. A sickle lies on the ground to their right. In the background to the right four peasants are working in a cornfield with houses in the distance. Inscribed at the top centre 'JUILLET' and at the bottom centre 'ÉTÉ'.


History note: Purchased by Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950) from Langstone in December, 1917 for £17.0.0; the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


17th Century-19th Century
Circa 1650 - Circa 1900


After a print of the Month of July in a series of the Twelve Months byCrispijn I de Passe

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Components of the work

Mount composed of wood (plant material)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved in low relief and mounted on thicker wood panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JUILLET
  • Location: On plaque B, top centre
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: ÉTÉ
  • Location: On plaque B, bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3B-1991
Primary reference Number: 31799
Packing number: EWA 698-701
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 31 October 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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