- Museum number
- Object: Vertumnus & Pomona
A garden with Pomona sitting holding a scythe in her right hand, gesturing with the other towards fruit on the ledge beside her, listening to Vertumnus, who stands disguised as an old woman, at her shoulder on the left; a large urn decorated with cupids behind them and a statue of a female nude holding up a billowing cloak, on a plinth in the background to right; after Jan Brouwer's mezzotint after Thomas van der Wilt; republished state.
- Production date
- 1688-1725 (circa)
Height: 203 millimetres
Width: 150 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Despite the lettering, this is after a mezzotint by Jan Brouwer after a painting by Thomas van der Wilt. For an impression of Brouwer's 1688 mezzotint (Hollstein no. 2), see 1845,0507.14.
The hand-writing on the verso of this impression may be that of Bindon Blood (died 1855, cf. Lugt 3011), as suggested by Nicholas Stogdon (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database).
States [as recorded by Ganz]
(i) published by Lens; lettered with the title as here and 'I: Brower. pinx: / B: Lens exc:'
(ii) republished by King; his name replacing Lens'; this state
Other impressions: Paris BN, Cd 5 fol. 38 no. 47 (i); Glasgow Hunterian (ii)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
Christopher Lennox-Boyd notes that this impression probably comes from Nostell Priory; he presumably refers to the extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Strutt's 'Biographical Dictionary ... of ... Engravers' (London, J. Davies for Robert Faulder, 1785-86), 32 volumes, sold from there at Christie's King Street, 23/11/1998 (121).
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