Tapestry: Vertumnus as a Haymaker

Flemish (Brussels)
first half, 17th century
Woven by Jan Raes

Object Place: Brussels, Flanders


528 x 343 cm (207 7/8 x 135 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry; wool warp, wool and silk wefts

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



From series The Story of Vertumnus and Pomona, based on designs attributed to Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen or Pieter Coecke van Aelst. Vertumnus to left, Pomona to right, meeting in arbor in foreground with two turkeys center; fromal garden in background. Rinceau border with nude figures. Colors faded, repairs in silk throughout. Brussels mark lower guard band; weaver’s mark of Jan Raes right guard band. Wool and silk yarns on wool warp.


Charles M. Ffoulke (b. 1841 - d. 1909), Washington, DC (?). Probably Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Thayer, Boston; probably by descent to their daughter, Mrs. William Dexter, Boston; 1967, gift of Mrs. Dexter to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Dexter in memory of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Thayer