"Vertumnus and Pomona ", 1757 Francois Boucher (1703-1770) Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California, USA

a cartoon from the studio of Boucher, probably for a decorative tapestry for an Opera "Les Elements" presenting in four acts, air, water, fire and earth. Shown here is Vertumnus, a good looking youth that has metamorphosed himself into an elderly woman that sings praises to him and so enhace his changes of induce Pomona to become his spouse.