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Allegory of Spring
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Allegory of Spring

Artist
Dutch 16th century (1500 - 1599)

Artist
After Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617)

Height: 39 cm; Width: 26.6 cm;

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
D.1952.RW.3307

About this work
This drawing demonstrates the important role of prints in disseminating new artistic inventions as it copies the figure representing the season of spring in an engraving after a design by Hendrick Goltzius. Goltzius based his female figure of Spring on Donatello‘s famous David (around 1440) and played on the sculpture’s androgyny, adding garlands and a basket of fresh leaves, attributes of the female personification of Spring. (Permanent collection label)



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