Description: Arched rectangular shaped central panel, bead-and-pellet edging, semi-naked male figure, wearing a floral head-dress and carrying a basket of produce, initials in top corners; arched rectangular shaped border, fillet edging, symmetrical festoons of foliage, floral scrolls at base, date in an oval cartouche; on top, two putti, two dolphins and scrolled foliage, all symmetrical.
Notes: An allegory of Spring, based closely on an engraving, dated 1600, by Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617); one of a series of large firebacks of similar date, all bearing the initials, GK.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: G K / 1700
Current location: Guildford Museum, Guildford, Surrey, England.
Museum number: S,7111 (part of the Guildford Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' GK series