Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Ceres on a chariot with children representing the months March, April and May, surrounded by forms of natural abundance, corybantes and cherubs, symbolising the element earth. Etching by A. Tempesta, 1592.

  • Tempesta, Antonio, 1555-1630.
Date
1592
Reference
524656i
  • Pictures
  • Online

Available online

view Ceres on a chariot with children representing the months March, April and May, surrounded by forms of natural abundance, corybantes and cherubs, symbolising the element earth. Etching by A. Tempesta, 1592.

Licence

Public Domain Mark
You can use this work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.
Public Domain Mark (PDM) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0
Credit: Ceres on a chariot with children representing the months March, April and May, surrounded by forms of natural abundance, corybantes and cherubs, symbolising the element earth. Etching by A. Tempesta, 1592. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

Selected images from this work


About this work

Publication/Creation

1592

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 14.9 x 21.5 cm

Lettering

Alma Ceres cana frontem precingit arista Incuruumq(ue) beate [i.e. beat] felici messe colonum: Antonio Tempesti inve(n)it et fecit 1592.

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vol. XVII, Vienna 1818, pp. 152-153, one of four prints numbered as 804-807 (representing the four seasons)

Lettering note

Translation of lettering: Bountiful Ceres encircles her forehead with white wheat, and favours the stoooping farmer with a successful harvest

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 524656i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link