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




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



Italian, Venetian


around 1576





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


Coll. Leopold Wilhelm; 1685 Prague; 1894 to Vienna

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