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The Month of April  1590

by Joos de Momper II

This is a design for an engraving (adjacent), part of a series of twelve illustrations of the months. The drawing affords a good idea of a formal garden around 1600. Rectangular flowerbeds, with flowering plants only in the corners, can be seen behind the large figure of a man holding a potted plant. In the left foreground a woman plants some flowering shrubs in a raised b...
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