This painting is part of the group: The Four Seasons

This series of four small paintings on copper shows the seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. 'Spring' is a gardener carrying a tree to plant in a formal garden; 'Summer' is a peasant tying up a sheaf of corn; 'Autumn' is a drinker who raises a glass of wine; and 'Winter' an old man wearing a fur cap and mantle, and warming himself near a brazier. This was a subject painted several times by Teniers.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1610 - 1690
Full title
Spring
Group
Date made
about 1644
Medium and support
Oil on copper
Dimensions
22.1 x 16.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
NG857
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Four Seasons

Painting
David Teniers the Younger
about 1644
David Teniers the Younger: 'Summer'
Painting
David Teniers the Younger
about 1644
David Teniers the Younger: 'Autumn'
Painting
David Teniers the Younger
about 1644
David Teniers the Younger: 'Winter'