German School, circa 1800 | Allegories of the Four Seasons
German School, circa 1800
Allegories of the Four Seasons
a set, all oil on canvas
71.2 x 59.1 cm.; 28 x 23¼ in.
All four canvases are lined, and the paint surfaces are relatively clean with slightly discoloured varnishes. There is a slight degree of wear visible in all four. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals small and scattered cosmetic retouchings in all four - notably to the backgrounds. The paintings are ready to hang in their current state.
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