The Labours of the Months: September

Cycles of the labours (or occupations) of the months were popular in medieval art and reappeared in northern Italy in the 16th century.

Here, September is represented by a man squeezing grapes.

See the other 11 paintings showing the different Labours.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
The Labours of the Months: September
Group
Date made
about 1580
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
13.6 x 10.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3110.3
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Labours of the Months

Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: January'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: February'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: March'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: April'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: May'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: June'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: July'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: August'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: October'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: November'
Painting
Italian, Venetian
about 1580
Style of Bonifazio di Pitati: 'The Labours of the Months: December'