Arcimboldo : Vertumus.
In 1587 after 11 years with the service of the emperor Giusseppe Arcimboldo is authorized to go back to Milan where it continues to work for him. In 1591 it forwards to Prague the table entitled Flora then the portrait of Rodolphe II in Vertumnus, the ancient Roman god of the vegetation and the transformation. These works are worth the title of Count Palatine to him. According to Ovide, the Vertumnus god éprend of Pomone, which remains insensitive to his advances. Having faculty to change, the in love one takes the appearance of an old woman and comes to praise her charms to him. Pomone, when it meets Vertumnus again,
fail in love…