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Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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Two shepherdesses and putti with flowers represent Spring. Originally the painting, together with P447, formed part of a set of four representing the Seasons, all of which were shaped in the same manner and engraved by Charles Duflos in 1751. From their shape and low viewpoints it is clear that they were painted as overdoors to be inserted into decorative panelling. The other two pictures in the series depict 'The Return of Diana from the Hunt' (Winter; Paris, Musée Cognacq-Jay) and 'Pastoral Confidences' (Summer; Los Angeles, County Museum of Art).
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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    98.5 x 132 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1857; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897


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