Saturday, 13 October 2012

Pomona Cleaned

The Wallace Collection in London has unveiled its newly conserved An Allegory of Fruitfulness (1620-1629) by Flemish master Jacob Jordaens. The conservation work was paid for by the philanthropic arm of Masterpiece London. The central figure with bare breasts and an arm round a jumbo cornucopia of fruit and veg is Pomona, goddess of gardens and orchards and protector of the ripening harvest. Somebody must have upset her this year, judging by the poor global harvests. You'll find Pomona in the recently refurbished East Drawing Room (CLICK). Admission to The Wallace Collection is free (CLICK).


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