Winter~ January 4

Snowball fight (detail), December, Hours of Adelaide of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy

c.1460-1465 / Illuminated manuscript on parchment / 8 3/5”x5 9/10” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France

 

Snowball fight (detail), December, Prayer Book (fragment) / Flemish

c.1520-1530 / Ink and paint on parchment / 3 9/16”x2 9/16” / Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Winter~ January 3

January (detail), from Cycle of the Months /
Attributed to Czech painter Maestro Venceslao (Master Wenceslas)

1390-1400s / Frescoes in Torre Aquila (Aquila Tower), castle of Buonconsiglio, Trento, Italy

February, from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry by the Limbourg Brothers

c.1412-1416 / Illuminated manuscript on vellum parchment / 8 4/5”x5 1/3” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France

Winter~ January 2

Wintry Groves and Layered Banks (detail) by Dong Yuan

c.950 / Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk /
71 1/2”x45 4/5” /
Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Cultures, Nishinomiya, Japan

 

Allegory of winter, medallion from Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti

1338-1340 / Series of fresco panels / Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall), Siena, Italy