He disguises himself as an old spinster who sings the praises of love and of Vertumnus. Opposite was an elm entwined with a vine loaded with swelling grapes. Even as these words were said the head-dress fell off the head of the one who spoke to Pomona. "Inventive Impressions: 18th- and 19th-Century French Prints". In Roman mythology, Vertumnus is the god of seasons, change and plant growth, as well as gardens and fruit trees. He has been in love with nearly all of the nymphs! He came to her in various disguises, which included, a reaper, an apple picker, a fisher, a solider, and more. "Look," said the old woman. [3] The painting likewise draws from known Leonardo compositions from before 1513:[4] For example, Melzi's painting had the same color scheme as Leonardo's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne at the Louvre. It is in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie of the Berlin State Museums. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 24-April 17, 1988). Inspired by an Indian play about Sakuntala’s reunion with her husband after a long separation … She never went near the springs, or lakes, or rivers, nor near the wild woods; she cared only for places where grew trees that were laden with fruits. In particular, the reproduction may not be superimposed with any other images or text. After saying that, he kissed her. Bright and ardent were the eyes that she saw then. [7], Vertumnus and Pomona has been mistaken for the work of Leonardo, such as while it was in the collection of Frederick the Great. At this time, we are not offering high-resolution TIFF images of detail or alternate views. But all day she worked where fruits grew, leading water to flow by the roots, or destroying insects that came upon the leaves of her trees. She bade him go away. But Pomona would never go to her or call Flora to come to her amongst her trees. He told her he was more exquisite than her crops. Vertumnus is not like either of these divinities. 1776|access-date=26 November 2020|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}. I know the lad well--I know him as well as I know myself! Picus was handsome; Picus wore a scarlet cloak; Picus could talk well to any woman. He came to her as a shepherd, and he sought to woo her mildly, but she would neither speak to him nor let him come near where she was. One day, Pomona saw outside her gate a bent and weary-looking old woman. Grosshans, R. (1998). The earliest known works by the artist are the portraits of his parents, Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Still Life with Fruit Pie and various Objects, River Landscape with Ferry Boat and Cottages. Para solicitar imágenes o permisos con fines It is in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie of the Berlin State Museums. English). She was no huntress; the only implement that she ever held in her hands was a pruning-hook or a spade. requerirá un mínimo de seis semanas para estar listo. She left him outside the gate, nor would she speak to him at all. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Do you live here all alone, my dear?" And besides, he is interested in all that you are interested in--he deals in fruits, too! at least 27 years after it was first published / registered but not later than 31 December in the 28th year. He has been in love with nearly all of the nymphs! Picus came the very day that Silvanus came as a shepherd--Picus, the son of old Saturnus who was the god of the grain-sown field. In the spring-time she would see Flora, her sister-nymph, in the fields, giving color and fragrance to the flowers, giving sweetness to the honey in the combs, giving grace to the boys and girls who came about her. Vertumnus and Pomona is a story of seduction and deception from Ovid's Metamorphoses, a popular source of imagery for 17 th century Dutch painters. Vertumnus and Pomona appeared on the art market in 1915 when it was auctioned in Berlin. [5] In discussing Morelli's attribution, Marion Wilcox argued in 1919 that Melzi is the only possible author as the only alternative would be Giampietrino. But Pomona knew him for one of the male divinities, albeit for one of the youngest of them, and she would not let him come to where she tended her trees. You can use it however you want. {{cite web|title=Vertumnus and Pomona|url=https://clevelandart.org/art/1987.90|author=Jean François Janinet|year=c. Art & Life. And sometimes she would see Venus, the great lady who. Pomona saw a youth who was tall and fine as one of her own trees. said, and kissed Pomona, not exactly with an old woman's kiss. For commercial uses (including publications) and advertising, requests must be addressed to the Museum Photo Archive archivo.fotografico@museothyssen.org, which manages the distribution worldwide of its images and together with its rights of reproduction. Young Vertumnus saw her through the gate; he saw Pomona and he loved her more ardently than either Silvanus or Picus had loved her--Silvanus who was much older than he looked, and Picus who was always in love with some girl. reproducción. However, because the use of gold leaf by printmakers was illegal (they were not among the trades officially allowed to use it), the two artists produced only about 20 prints with gold frames before they were caught by the authorities. In the spring-time she would see Flora, her sister-nymph, in the fields, giving color and fragrance to the flowers, giving sweetness to the honey in the combs, giving grace to the boys and girls who came about her. One day Vertumnus tried a disguise as an old women. She would loosen the earth round the roots of some of her trees; she would cut away growth that was too luxurious; sometimes she would make a cut in a tree and would graft into it a twig from another tree, and she would rejoice to see one tree bearing two kinds of fruit.