[August, from a set of months of the year]Augustus. / Sirius albentes maturat fervo aristas, Hornaq. Divitibus farra Metuntur Agris. [...]
Etching and engraving, sheet 275 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Labourers cutting the wheat, with city view 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: 34536] £320.00