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Vertumnus And Pomona

After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, 1566-1651)


The subject of this painting is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses and concerns the story of Vertumnus who, in the guise of an old woman, tries to convince the unwilling Pomona to accept his love.

The earliest known Dutch painting of this subject was made by Bloemaert around 1590.  The composition was repeated in an engraving of 1605 and then copied by the unknown painter of this work.

Object Information

artist
After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, 1566-1651)
creation date
about 1605
materials
oil on copper
dimensions
10-1/4 x 9-3/4 in.
accession number
80.200
credit line
Allen Whitehill Clowes Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors