Tapestry: Vertumnus Throwing off His Disguise

Flemish (Brussels)
first half, 17th century
Woven by Jan Raes, Attributed to Jan Cornelisz.

Object Place: Brussels, Flandera


330 x 358 cm (129 15/16 x 140 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry; wool warp, wool and silk wefts

Not On View


Europe, 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 and Pomona seated on bench center foreground in arbor; formal 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 and the Geubels shop (probably Widow Geubels and/or Jacob Geubels the Younger) on 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