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lower right, in image, in plate: Cock excu. Bruegel Inuet; in lower margin, at left, in plate: Iulius, Augustus, nec non et Iunius Aestas. (July, August, and also June make Summer.); in lower margin, in central cartouche, in plate: AESTAS / Adoles centie imago (Summer, image of youth); in lower margin, at right, in plate: Frugiferas aruis fert Aestas torrida messeis. (Hot summer brings bounteous harvest to the fields.) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 243.]

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1908
Bastelaer, Rene van. Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien. Brussels: G. van Oest et Cie, 1908.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Pieter Bruegel, Nadine Orenstein author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 30, state i/ii.
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