The woman lifting two baskets is taken from Autumn and the sheep shearer from Summer in the series of Seasons by Jacopo and Francesco Bassano, of which there is a set of copies at Dulwich (see After Bassano DPG386, DPG422).
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Title: Sheep Shearing
Physical Dimensions: w1479 x h994 cm
Work Nationality: Dutch
Provenance: ?Bought from the painter by William Cartwright; London, William Cartwright (inventory no. 83: 'A large Seascrift- Ruff watter- Castro'); Cartwright Bequest, 1686.
Inscriptions: A [perhaps monogram AD] Colonia
Artist: Colonia, Adam
Acquisition Method: Cartwright, William (Bequest, 1686)