[May, from a set of months of the year]Maius. / Hesperidum areolas, et odori jugera Paesti; sol Phaetonteise vere Maritat Equis [...]
Etching and engraving, sheet 275 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark; early inscription verso.
Labourers tending a garden; grounds and castle visible behind. One of a set of prints representing the months of the years, engraved after a set of tapestries designed by Peter de Witte (c.1612-14) now in Munich. Some of de Witte's preparatory drawings are in the Staatliche Grafische Sammlung, Munich. De Witte worked with Vasari in Florence before joining the court in Munich.
[Ref: 34534] £320.00