A year's sequence of months.

A series of the 12 months of a year.

Hand-colored copper etchings by different engravers after the paintings by William Hamilton (1751-1801)

Below each name of month lines of poems by Ovid from Fasti (the Holidays of the Roman Calendar) or from Georgica by Virgil.

Complete set of 12 months with very attractive hand coloring.

Each print:

Oval images: ca. 23 x 19 cm (ca. 9 x 7.5")

Sheet size for all 12: 40 x 33,5 cm (ca. 15.7 x 13.2")

"Januarius"

Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Ice skating pleasures

Minimally creased and smoothed outside oval image. Two foxing sports on extreme right margin edge.

Image in very good condition

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"Februarius"

Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Field plowing - Basket vendor

Upper right margin corner creased (outside plate marks)

Image in very good condition

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"Martius"

Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Farmyard with just hatched chickens - Thrashing - Milkmaid

Very good condition

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"Aprilis"

Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Fishing

Image in very good condition

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"Majus"

Engraver. Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Village Festival - Raising the Maypole - Invitation to dance

Very good condition

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"Junius"

Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Hay harvest

Very good condition

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"Julius"

Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Sheep shearing

Very good condition

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"Augustus"

Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Reaping grain

Very good condition

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"September"

Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Grape harvest

Very good condition

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"October"

Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Apple harvest

Light crease within plate marks on left side. Not touching image

Image: Very good condition

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"November"

Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Making firewood and loading a donkey to take it home

Very good condition

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"December"

Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Evening meal by the fireplace

Pencil notes on reverse side with no effect on front side. Reverse side a bit soiled.

Front side very good condition.

 

The complete set of 12 months: $ 2400.00

Order Nr. MONTHS253809

 

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