In this allegory of autumn, the figure is shown in a thoughtful pose, clutching a book as if in quiet contemplation. The pose suggests meditation on the change of seasons, from summer to a colder, darker time of the year. Her arms are enfolded into her body, suggesting a shift to cooler temperatures. The wooded area behind her indicates the turn of the seasons. Her dress mirrors the autumnal tones of the changing leaves, creating a direct analogy between her and the tall trees.