A Man Mowing

Unknown, Workshop of the Rohan Masterabout 1415 - 1420

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Brightly colored leaves and delicate vines surround the text on this highly decorated calendar page for the month of June. To the right, a man leans on his scythe to take a break from his arduous task of mowing, a labor specifically associated with this summer month. The golden crustacean floating in the sky above him is a representation of the zodiacal sign of Cancer.

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  • Title: A Man Mowing
  • Creator: Unknown, Workshop of the Rohan Master
  • Date: about 1415 - 1420
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 20.5 x 14.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 22, fol. 6
  • Object Type: Folio
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. 22, fol. 6
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Manuscripts


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