Time -Seasons

Prints of various times such as seasons, months, ages of man.

Series of prints ideal for framing and decoration.

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Copper etching by Thomas Major (1714-1799)

After the painting by Franz de Paula Ferg (1689-1740)

The painting was in the possession of Gilbert East. His collection of paintings was engraved and published in 1754.

This seems to be and most likely is one a set of four seasons prints. Attractive and in good condition.

Paper has general pleasant age toning. There is a slightly visible light crease lower left side

Image17,3 x 20,5 cm (ca.6.8 x 8")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. SEASONS255946

Four Ages of a man - Series

"Die Kindheit - L'Enfance" - Childhood


"Die Jugendt - La Jeunesse" - Youth


"Das Maennliche Alter - L'Age Virile" Grown up age


"The Old Age - La Vieillesse" - Old age



Series of four copper etchings by Johann Georg Hertel (1719-1768)

After the drawings by Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner (1702-1761)

Published in Augsburg, ca. 1750

Typical Rokoko style ornamental themes and realization by both, Baumgartner and Hertel

What is often shown as a pyramid of ascent and decent is here realized in four individual drawings / etchings.

Very good condition. Only minimal traces of age and use.

Measurements each: 30 x 19,3 cm (ca. 11.8 x 7.5")

Sheets each: 40 25 cm (ca. 15.7 x 9.8")

Price for the set of four: $ 600.00

Order Nr.TIME254039


"Le Frilleux"

Copper etching by Jean Charles Levasseur (1734-1816)

After the painting by David Tenier (1610-1690)

Grim, cold winter time, personified by and old man. On a frozen over lake scatters other people having fun.
An epigram in French tells about the fierceness of winter.

The owner of the original painting was a certain Mr. de la PradeAnd the etching was done ca. 1780/90 in Paris

Light general age toning. Print has very narrow margins all around.

Measurements including title: 25,5 x 18,5 cm (ca. 10 x 7.3")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. SEASONS254105


With Subtitel in English and in French: "What Fragrance in the gentle breeze - Quelle douceur dans le zephyr!"

Hand-colored stipple copper etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815)

After the painting by Francis Wheatley (1747-1801)

London, dated 1789

A young lady with a straw hat topped with ostrich feathers holding a nosegay in her hand.

Image in fine condition. Margins show some traces of age and use. Verso: upper left and right corner remnants from mounting.

Image: 18,2 x 15,8 cm (ca. 7.2 x 6.2")


Order Nr. SEASONS254571

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")


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



Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Field plowing - Basket vendor

Upper right margin corner creased (outside plate marks)

Image in very good condition



Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Farmyard with just hatched chickens - Thrashing - Milkmaid

Very good condition



Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Fishing

Image in very good condition



Engraver. Amedeo Gabrieli

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

Very good condition



Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Hay harvest

Very good condition



Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Theme: Sheep shearing

Very good condition



Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Reaping grain

Very good condition



Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Grape harvest

Very good condition



Engraver: Pietro Bonato

Theme: Apple harvest

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

Image: Very good condition



Engraver: Amedeo Gabrieli

Making firewood and loading a donkey to take it home

Very good condition



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



"Bruma novi prima est veterisque novissima solis: principium capiunt Phoebus et annus idem…"

Aus "Fast" von Ovid

(Midwinter is the beginning of the new sun and the end of the old one…)

One of twelve prints - portraying the months of the year.

Stopple copper etching by Gabrieli

After the painting by William Hamilton (1751-1801)

Light general age toning. There is a repaired tear on the right reaching to the line bordering the oval depiction. Minimally soiled in some places in the white field. A crease running through the upper part of the oval- Margins beyond plate marks are about 0,5"

Fashinable ladies watching sskaters on a frozen lake.

Oval measurement: 23 x 19,3 cm (ca. 9 x 7.6")

Shee size: 32,5 x 27,5 cm (ca. 12.8 x 10.8")

$ 140.00



The Four Seasons

"Le Pritemps Fruehling"

Image: 23 x 19.5 cm ( 9 x 7.6")


"L'Ete Somer"

Image;21 x 18.5 cm ( 8.2 x 7.2 ")


"L'Autome Herbst"

Image: 21 x 19 cm ( 8.2 x 7.4 ")


"L'Hiver Winter"

Image: 21 x 18 cm ( 8.2 x 7 ")


Four anonymous copper etchings of high quality.

Published as: "Schilderung der vier Jahreszeiten: der Jugend gewidmet".

Explanation of the four seasons: dedicated to the youth.

Nuremberg, 1785

Spring, Summer and Autumn have German text verso. Winter is blank.

Prints were once framed and show very light toning in framed area.
Minor signs of age and use in margins.

Set of four: $ 680.00

Order Nr. SEASONS246527

"Le Primtemps" (Printemps - Spring)

Copper etching after the painting by Bassan.

The Bassano family was headed by Jacopo Bassano (who took the name of Bassano de Grappa, a village in Veneto, near Venice, for a family name. He lived from 1515-1592.

The first of four seasons of the year.

Age-toned. Trimmed. Narrow margins, widened a bit on three sides
Natural age toning..

Paris, ca. 1680 / 1730

As spring is arriving outside farm activity is beginning with plenty of work.

20,5 x 28 cm (ca. 8 x 11")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. SEASONS254094

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