Description: Arched rectangular central panel with cavetto-moulded edging; standing female figure holding a bunch of lowers in her left hand and a pot of flowers in her ight hand; to her left a ribbed, two-handled vase of tulips, to her right a fountain with a seated figure of Neptune/Poseidon holding a trident in the right hand; the words, Fruhling, split by the figure; above, clouds; on top a scallop shell between two descending sea serpents.
Notes: An iconic personification of Spring. Formerly at Swanborough Manor, Sussex.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: FRVH LING
Current location: Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: LH000.909 (part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks