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Saturday 12 November 2022

(attrib.) Gregor Fentzel’s engraving, “Autumn”, c1650, after Adriaen Collaert and Maarten de Vos

(attrib.) Gregor Fentzel (aka Gregorius Fentzel) (fl. 1640–1660)

“Autumn” (aka “Herbst”; “Autumnus”), c1650, from the series of four plates published in Nuremburg, “The Four Seasons”, after Adriaen Collaert’s (c1560–1618) engraving in the same direction, c1587–88, after the design by Maarten de Vos (aka Maarten de Vos; Maerten de Vos) (1532–1603).

The British Museum offers the following description of Adriaen Collaert’s engraving of the same design: “Autumn: Bacchus holding up a goblet with a bunch of grapes in it with a cornucopia at his side in a landscape with scenes of ploughing, wine making and sowing; in the sky the zodiac symbols of Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius; plate 3; after Maarten de Vos” (

Engraving on fine laid paper with full margins as published including the binding holes at left.

Size: (sheet) 27.3 x 34.5 cm; (plate) 20.9 x 26.5 cm; (image borderline) 19 x 26.1 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline in two columns of two lines of German.

Hollstein 1408-1411 copy e (de Vos).

Condition: a strong impression with restored tears in the margin and stains in the margin. There are two holes from the original binding in the margin at left.

I am selling this beautiful and graphically animated engraving showing Bacchus holding aloft a goblet bedecked with a bunch of grapes in his left hand while in his other hand he holds a cornucopia filled with harvest bounty while in the distance is a representation of the various farming activities associated with the season of Autumn in the early 1600s, for the total cost of AU$312 (currently US$209.17/EUR202.76/GBP176.83 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this rare engraving following the designs of Adriaen Collaert and Maarten de Vos, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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