Wednesday, May 22, 2019

1660 Allegory of Spring- In a Garden

1660 Spring from The Four Seasons by Jean Leblond 1605-1666. Here a couple sit on a turf seat under a tree in a garden setting.The young woman is holding flowers in her right hand and placing her left hand on the man's thigh.  The man appears to be holding a staff in his left hand. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

1650s Allegory of Spring- In a Garden

1650s Spring from The Four Seasons by Jonas Umbach (German artist c 1624 - 1700) Four putti in a garden with a fountain in background: one putti is being crowned with a flower wreath.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Spring Boating Party Gathering Green Branches

Sebastian Vrancx (Flemish artist, 1573-1647) The Four Seasons - Spring Boating Party Gathering Green Branches

Sunday, May 19, 2019

17C Spring in a Garden

Crispin de Passe (1565-1637), The Four Seasons - Spring. This couple is celebrating Spring just outside the fenced garden, but they are surely surrounded by a landscape of earthly delights.  A goat, sheep, dog accompany them, and birds, caged & wild, fill the air with bird songs.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

1500s Spring - in a Garden

Jacob Grimmer (Flemish artist, 1525-1590) Allegory of the Four Seasons - Spring. Here the gentry seem to be gathering to celebrate the arrival of spring, while the peasants work in the gardens behind & husband the animals.