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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Lodewijk Toeput (Pozzoserrato), Flemish, ca. 1550–ca. 1605

Allegory of Winter

1585–90

Pen and gray-black ink and gray and blue wash over preliminary drawing in pencil

Sheet: 27.3 × 41.6 cm (10 3/4 × 16 3/8in.); Framed: 43.815 × 59.055 cm (17 1/4 × 23 1/4in.)
Egmont Collection, Yale Library Transfer
1961.63.65
Trained in Antwerp, Lodewijk Toeput made what had become a traditional journey to Italy but, unlike many of his compatriots, decided to settle there. Later visited by many northern European artists, he served as an important contact in the exchange of ideas and styles between the Low Countries and Italy. These two drawings, like many of his idealized landscapes, borrow motifs from both his native Netherlands and his adopted Italy. The drawings constitute half of a series depicting the four seasons. Drawings for the two other seasons have recently been identified in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Geography: 
Made in Flanders
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Flemish
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Provenance: 

John Percival, 1st Earl of Egmont; John T. Graves; Robert Hoe; Yale Univ. Library (anonymous donor, 1957)

Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch and John J. Marciari, Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 27, 28, 92–95, no. 22a, ill.

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