Allegory. Rococo.

The Pleasures of the Seasons: Summer, c. 1730

Oil on copperexpand_more

Gift of Mrs. Walter H. Udeexpand_more  63.4

Ceres, the ancient Roman goddess of summer, appears as a sculpture in a shell niche. She holds a cornucopia, denoting the abundance of the earth. Beyond the archway, people are at work in the fields and a man cools off by the river’s edge, while aquatic activities of a more erotic nature proceed in the foreground.

The Pleasures of the Seasons: Summer
Artist Life
1704 - 1760
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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Allegory. Rococo.