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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.
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1592
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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.

Publications 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)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 524656i

Lettering note

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

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  • Latin



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