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Autumn: M.3C-1991

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Current Location: In storage




Maker: Unknown (Uncertain)
Passe, Crispijn I de




Plaque of Autumn. Ivory, carved in low relief and mounted on thicker wood panel. Approximately square. In a set with M.3A, M.3B, M.3D-1991.
C. Autumn: A gentleman and lady carousing in the open air, with on the right a vase of flowers, two bowls of fruit and a bottle, and on the left, peasants making wine. Inscribed at the top centre 'OCTOBRE' and at the bottom centre 'AUTOMNE'.


History note: Purchased by Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950) from Langstone in December, 1917 for £17.0.0; the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


17th Century-19th Century
Circa 1600 - Circa 1900


After an engraving of April (despite the inscription) from a set of the Twelve Months by Crispijn I de Passe

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Components of the work

Mount composed of wood (plant material)

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved in low relief and mounted on thicker wood panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: OCTOBRE
  • Location: On plaque C, top centre
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: AUTOMNE
  • Location: On plaque C, bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3C-1991
Primary reference Number: 31800
Packing number: EWA 698-701
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 31 October 2022 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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