KARCHER, Nicolas
(b. ?, Bruxelles, d. 1562, Mantova)

The Months of the Year: May, April, March

1552
Silk, gold, silver and wool, lined with canvas, 269 x 439 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This tapestry was woven by Karcher after the cartoon by Bacchiacca. Slender herms divide the landscape into three scenes, one for each month. Above each scene is the zodiacal sign for the month. In the background, the buildings from right to left refer to: monks and nuns, the peasantry, and the aristocracy.