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  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1550-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    dark brown patina with traces of gilding

  • Credit Line:

    Given by F. A. White

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze plaquette was probably made in France, in about 1550-1620. This plaquette represents two female figures as Spring and Summer and the companion plaquette of Autumn and Winter is also in the Museum (A. 492-1910). There is a terracotta relief, probably moulded from this plaquette, in the museum at Maidstone.

Physical description

Plaquette in bronze representing two draped female figures, Spring and Summer, walking to the right over flowery ground. Summer to the right holds a bunch of barley in her left hand and turns towards Spring taking the flowers which she holds in her dress.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)


ca. 1550-1620 (made)



Materials and Techniques

dark brown patina with traces of gilding


Height: 100 mm, Width: 91 mm

Descriptive line

Bronze plaquette, Spring and Summer. French ca. 1550-1620.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Königliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epochen. 2. Die italienischen Bronzen. Berlin, 1904. no. 809.



Subjects depicted

Barley; Flowers; Females


Plaques & Plaquettes


Sculpture Collection

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