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Earls of Bristol, Rushbrooke Hall, according to Marillier, English Tapestries, 64 (sale 19 December 1928, Christie's, no. 146)
Lurline B. Roth, "Filoli" (sake 25 March 1975, Butterfield & Butterfield, no. 444)
Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederick Kohlenberg
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederick Kohlenberg
Five Centuries of Tapestry, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, 1976
Two scenes separated by a slender column illustrate the familiar theme of the labors (and sports) of the months. On the left, three on horseback leave for a falcon hunt. The young lord holds the hawk, his companion a leafy branch traditionally carried on the first of May. The noble sport of hawking is balanced on the right by the labor of haymaking. Field-workers with scythes and rakes toil in the July heat, while some pause under a tree for a midday meal. From Anna Gray Bennett, "Five Centuries of Tapestry: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco" (San Francisco: Chronicle Books; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1976; repr. 1992): p. 320.