Ceres (Summer)  1718

by Antoine Watteau

Ceres, Roman goddess of the harvest, is surrounded by signs of the summer zodiac: Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. This is one of four paintings of the seasons in mythological garb that Watteau painted for the home of Pierre Crozat. None of the others survive. [br] Watteau lived briefly in the Crozat household, studying the wealthy banker's impressive art collection, particularly...
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington