The Labours of the Months: June

Oil on canvas | 13.6 x 10.6cm | c. 1580

Italian, Venetian

This is one of 12 small pictures that together show the 'labours of the months' - the activities that take place each month throughout the farming year.

A barefoot young man sits holding a sheaf of corn he has cut in one hand and his scythe in the o...
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