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Recto: The Month of April (Figures in a park near a castle); Verso: Youth from The Three Ages of Man (?)(Merry-makers)

Pieter Coecke van Aelstca. 1540

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Recto: A woman is seated near a body of water surrounding a castle, attended by other women. To the left, herdsmen are seen with their animals. In the distance is a village.Verso: A group of people revel, gamble and are shown making love.

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  • Title: Recto: The Month of April (Figures in a park near a castle); Verso: Youth from The Three Ages of Man (?)(Merry-makers)
  • Creator: Pieter Coecke van Aelst
  • Date Created: ca. 1540
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Milton Einstein
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on cream laid paper
  • Paper Support: Cream laid paper
  • Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm (5 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
  • Bibliography: The Art Quarterly (illustrated) vol. XXIV, no.2, 1961, p. 206 (Recent Acquisitions)Standen, Edith. Drawings for the "Months of Lucas" tapestry Series, Master Drawings, VIII, No.4, 1970. pp. 3,6,9,10.14.

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