Drawing in pencil and watercolour made in 1791 by Abraham Delfos after the painting from 1752 by Jan Wandelaar. Signed and dated on the stone in front. Dim. 31.8 x 24.2 cm.
We see four putti represented as the seasons. Spring is sniffing with lavender, an old-fashioned exciter of love; Autumn looks at us and gestures with grapes to a chalice that we have to make wine, the grape leaves lie in a wreath around his head; in the summer it is warm and the putto takes a good nap on the harvested corn; Winter finally warms itself above a bowl of glowing coals. On the ruin in the background a rosette with the signs of the zodiac and the god Janus, the god with the two faces. The left, young face depicts January, the new year; the old face (traditional with beard) represents the old year. One looks at the future, the other looks at the past. Reference is made to the cycle of life.