Summer

With DPG398, DPG412 and DPG422, one of a series which derives ultimately from a set of Seasons painted by Jacopo and Francesco Bassano in 1577. The originals of Summer and Autumn are in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Spring and Winter are lost, but known in replicas by Francesco, also in Vienna. The Dulwich copies are probably taken from one of the many series of replicas produced by Francesco and his studio, which omit the small biblical scenes in the backgrounds of the originals. Murray suggested that they might be the work of A. Colonia, who is said to have made copies after Bassano, but they do not seem stylistically compatible with his work.

Not currently on display

Artist
After Francesco Bassano
Date
c.1577-1686
Location
Not on display
Dimensions
98.7 x 147.7 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Acquisition
Cartwright Bequest, 1686
Accession number
DPG386