A young man returning from the hunt; representing the season spring. Engraving after Joachim von Sandrart I, ca. 1700.

  • Sandrart, Joachim von, 1606-1688.
  • Pictures
  • Online

Selected images from this work

View 1 image

About this work


In the sky, roundels containing the zodiacal signs Aries, Taurus and Gemini (April to June). Sagittarius (November-December), which is present in van Persyn's engraving, is also visible here, being imperfectly erased


[Italy] : [publisher not identified], [1700?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 24 x 34.5 cm


Primavera. La Primavera e stagion calda, et humida ... perche la Primavera è madre dell'alegria. Galeno nel libro primo dei temperamenti, cap. 7. Hipocrate nel libro sesto aforismo 47. Fucsio nella Pratica medicinale Lettering states that the spring is a hot and wet season, and therefore generates copiousness of blood, which justifies outlets such as sweating, bloodletting and sex. The sanguine humour is dominant, which is good for melancholics. Reference is made to Galen, Hippocrates, and Leonhart Fuchs


Wellcome Collection 727924i

Reproduction note

After: an engraving in the opposite direction illustrating November in a series of twelve engravings of the months by Reinier van Persyn after Joachim von Sandrart; the zodiacal signs Aries, Taurus and Gemini are here added. A painting by Joachim Sandrart of the same subject in the opposite direction, among other paintings of different months, is in the Staatsgalerie Schleissheim, there representing November


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link