EECKHOUT, Gerbrand van den
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Amsterdam)

Vertumnus and Pomona

Oil on canvas, 127,5 x 103,5 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The subject is from Ovid's Metamorphoses: the god of the seasons, disguised as an old woman, tries to seduce Pomona, goddess of the fruit-gardens. It was proved by scholars that the figure of Pomona is a portrait.