[Published by] Domenico Falcini. [Italian, originally c.1610.]
Engraving on laid paper, with large margins. 380 x 480mm. 15 x 19". Very fine.
A family busily at work on a farm in a landscape; featuring goats, chickens and saluki-type dogs. In the sky above are three medallions containing astrological vignettes and captioned March, April and May. Presumably from a set of four allegorical representations of the seasons, by Cesare Bassano (?1583 - ?1648), engraver from Borgo San Sepolcro, Italy. This appears to be an 18th century impression, with signs of ware to the plate.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 16040] £550.00