Simon Bening, double-sided leaf illustrating typical occupations for September or October

Simon Bening, double-sided leaf illustrating typical occupations for September or October

Simon Bening, 1483-1561
Double-sided Leaf Illustrating Typical Occupations for September or October
About 1540
Watercolour on vellum
Museum no. E.4576-1910
Salting Bequest

This is one of four surviving leaves; each painted on both sides, probably from a series of the Twelve Months. This side depicts September or October, with peasants ploughing and sowing.