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Vertumnus and Pomona
Rubens, Pedro Pablo
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Rubens, Pedro Pablo

Siegen, Westfalia, 1577 - Amberes, 1640

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Vertumnus and Pomona

1636 - 1637. Oil on panel, 26.5 x 38.3 cm.

According to Ovid´s Metamorphosis, Vertumnus had to disguise himself as a woman in order to gain Pomona´s love. Rubens chose to depict the moment when, having removed his disguise, Vertumnus declares his love to the attractive young woman. She holds a sickle in her right hand, which alludes to her condition as a deity related to the fruits of nature. That is also why the scene is set in a garden. This sketch was for one of the paintings intended for the Torre de la Parada that was painted by Jacob Jordaens.

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Inventory number
P02044
Author
Rubens, Pedro Pablo
Title
Vertumnus and Pomona
Date
1636 - 1637
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
High/Height: 26.5 cm.; Width: 38.3 cm.
Serie
Torre de la Parada
Provenance
Bequest of María Dionisia Vives y Zires, duquesa viuda de Pastrana, 1889.

Bibliography +

Rooses, Max, Rubens. S. VIe et Ses Oeuvres, Flammarion, Paris, 1903, pp. 596-599.

Corpus rubenianum Ludwig Burchard: an illustrated catalogue, IX, Arcade Press, Londres, 1968, pp. 266-267.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), Museo del Prado : catálogo de pinturas : escuela flamenca :, Museo del Prado: Patrimonio Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1975, pp. 304.

Held, Julius S., The oil sketches of Peter Paul Rubens : a critical catalogue..., The National Gallery of Art, Princeton, 1980, pp. 299-300.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), El siglo de Rubens en el Museo del Prado : catálogo razonado, Prensa Iberica, Barcelona, 1995, pp. 1038.

Vergara, Alejandro1960-, The Presence of Rubens in Spain. (Volumes i and II). Tesis D, A Bell & Howell Company, Ann Arbor, 1999, pp. 554.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Rubens en la colección Pastrana-Infantado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 21, 2003, pp. 24-40.

García Gual, C., 'Relato mítico y momento pictórico. Rubens y Ovidio' En Historias inmortales, Barcelona, 2003, pp. 281-298.

Classical mythology in the Netherlands in the age of Renaiss..., Peeters, Amberes, 2009.

Mena Marques, M, La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 198.

Georgievska-Shine, Aneta Silver, Larry, Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain, Ashgate, Surrey, 2014, pp. 76 Lám.20 fg.3.20.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (desde 1856). Núm. 867.
Autor P.P. Rubens / 867. Un cuadro titulado 'Aracne y Minerva' / Alto 0,28 ancho 0,38.

Exhibitions +

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05.11.2010 - 23.01.2011

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Bonn
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Room 029 (On Display)

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Update date: 05-07-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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