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Five Panels: Allegory of Man and Occupations of the Months
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Five Panels: Allegory of Man and Occupations of the Months


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Comparing the cycles of life-the life of an individual man and the cycle of the year for society- was a popular subject for art meant to decorate domestic spaces. Here, in the central roundel the lust of youth is contrasted with the decrepitude of old age.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/08/1965Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; loss compensation
10/01/1987Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; examined for condition
Provenance George Robinson Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, October 14, 1905, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905

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Period
ca. 1581 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.358
Measurements
H: 23 1/4 x W: 20 7/8 in. (59 x 53 cm); Roundel Diam: 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm)
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Not On View

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