(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)
Lunette fresco (detail)1519-21
Villa Medici, Poggio a Caiano
The picture shows the figure of Liber, the Roman god of fertility. The boy is sitting on the low wall behind the old peasant representing the personification of Winter. Dangling his legs, he rests his right forearm on the wall and extends his left upwards, raising a pale mauve-coloured cloth to touch a bayleaf. His nakedness is displayed ostentatiously.