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The Smell, from the series The Five Senses, ca. 1632 - 1670

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 116 x 162 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KK-4

Public Domain

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Vertumnus, in the figure of an old woman, sits opposite Pomona. With her pruning knife, Pomona has cut the flowers from a bunch of carnations. One flower she holds in her hand, the others lie on the ground.


Frederick Bloemaert RKD
Utrecht ca. 1614 - 1617 - Utrecht 1690
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Abraham Bloemaert RKD
Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651

Nicolaes I Visscher
Amsterdam 1618 - Amsterdam 1679

Title The Smell, from the series The Five Senses
Date ca. 1632 - 1670
Period 17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Odoratus
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 4
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KK-4
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G41 flowers Iconclass
25G41(CARNATION) flowers: carnation Iconclass
31A3 the (five) senses Iconclass
31A33 smell, smelling (one of the five senses) Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
31D17 old woman Iconclass
47I135 pruning Iconclass
47I15(PRUNING-KNIFE) agricultural implements: pruning-knife Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
54C4 Temptation; 'Tentatione' (Ripa) Iconclass
96A18 (story of) Vertumnus Iconclass
96A1821 Vertumnus and Pomona Iconclass
96A18211 Vertumnus, in the guise of an old woman, wooing Pomona Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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