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November and December, 1615

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 357 x 498 mm
  • Inv. 2015-LO-4

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This engraving shows an Italian landscape with the occupations of the months of November (left) and December (right). On the left, trees are pruned, branches are gathered and transported by donkey. In the foreground, pigs are eating the nuts that have fallen from the trees. On the right are shepherds with a herd of goats. In the background in a clearing in the village, a pig is being slaughtered. Depicted in the sky are the signs of the zodiac: Sagittarius and Capricorn.


Aegidius II Sadeler RKD
Antwerp 1568 - Prague 1629
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Paul Bril RKD
Breda ca. 1553 - 1554 - Rome 1626

Aegidius Sadeler
Antwerp 1570 - Prague 1629

Title November and December
Date 1615
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2015-LO-4
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 23I42 November; 'Novembre' (Ripa) Iconclass
23I43 December; 'Decembre' (Ripa) Iconclass
23K42 November and its 'labours' Iconclass
23K43 December and its 'labours' Iconclass
23L42 landscape symbolizing November Iconclass
23L43 landscape symbolizing December Iconclass
23O11 Capricorn (zodiacal sign of December) Iconclass
23O43 Sagittarius (zodiacal sign of November) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H114 low hill country Iconclass
25I2 village Iconclass
300236227 townscapes (representations) AAT
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
41C691 slaughtered ox or pig Iconclass
46A14 farmers Iconclass
46AA14 farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife Iconclass
46C13142 ass, donkey Iconclass
47B1814 butcher, slaughterman Iconclass
47I212 pig Iconclass
47I2124 driving pigs to the wood to eat acorns Iconclass
47I214 goat Iconclass
47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc. Iconclass
47I2211 herd, flock Iconclass
47I228 cattle driving, cattle driver Iconclass
47I84 woodcutting, woodcutter ~ forestry Iconclass
47I85 woodgathering, woodgatherer Iconclass
61D(ITALY) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (ITALY) Iconclass
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