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Delaune, Etienne (1518-1595) - December [The twelve months

Twelfth engraving from the suite of 12 entitled 'Première Suite des Mois de l'Année' with an allegory of the month of December. Wreaths with sausages and salami decorate the frame; the medaillon at the top center contains the zodiacal sign of the Capricorn. A man cooking pigs in the center of the composition while a woman and a man are baking breads on the right. At the bottom on a cartouche: 'Ite sue alio, vos vult enecare December / Ille ferit glebas, vt dulcia semina seruet / Cum pri Regis'. On the bottom right nr.´33´l Engraving on paper, trimmed within platemark; total: 180 x 241 mm. State I/2 before plate numbering. Repaired on the top margin.
EUR 575.00 [Appr.: US$ 622.95 | £UK 492 | JP¥ 93750] Book number 60072

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