[December, from a set of months of the year]December. / Magnanimo Lanita cadit sus acta molosso,/ et sua per vicos funera grunnit aper [...]
Etching and engraving, sheet 275 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Several figures bleeding a dead pig & butchering; 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: 34538] £320.00