Autumn

around 1576, Artist: Francesco da Ponte, gen. Francesco Bassano

 

 

Autumn

In line with the old tradition of calendar illustration, harvesting the wine forms the main motif for depicting autumn. As with the other pictures of this series of seasons, a scene from the Old Testament is depicted in the background: the handing over of the Tablets of the Ten Commandments to Moses. Jacopo Bassano makes use of a simple compositional scheme: the activities of humans, pets and implements are rowed up in the style of a frieze before a rural background, and reproduced with vivid realism.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Italian, Venetian

Dated

around 1576

Artist

Material

Canvas

Dimensions

oben und unten angestückt: Overall: 75,5 cm × 109 cm
Framed (gallery frame with inscriptions): 89,7 cm × 122,2 cm × 6,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 4304

Provenance

Coll. Leopold Wilhelm; 1685 Prague; 1894 to Vienna

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