(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)

Study for the Lunette with Vertumnus and Pomona

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

A complex process of graphic preparation preceded the final execution of the fresco Vertemnus and Pomona in the Villa Medici at Poggio a Caiano. Of this period of elaboration there remain today three designs relative to the decoration of the whole surface of the lunette and some preparatory drawings for the individual figures.

The picture shows one of the designs of the lunette.