Vertumnus is an oil painting produced by Giuseppe Arcimboldo in 1591 that consists of multiple fruits, vegetables and flowers that come together to create a portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Although Arcimboldo's colleagues commented that Vertumnus was scherzo, or humorous, there were intentional political meanings behind the piece, particularly regarding the choice of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Arcimboldo's choice to include these items was also an intentional reference to the Roman god, Vertumnus.
Vertumnus was presented to Rudolf II after its completion. Its ownership shifted to the Swedish army after the Thirty Years' War. Although art historians lost track of Vertumnus after this shift, it reappeared in 1845 in Sweden in Skokloster Castle, where it is currently located.
POSTER & SHIPPING INFORMATION:
This listing is for posters of various sizes, medium 8 x 10 inches, 12 x 16, large 16 x 20, 18 x 24, and giant at 30 x 40 inches. Choose your size :-).
They are perfect for framing and are print quality.
We also do many other posters, calendars, prints and wall art. Check out the listings in our shop. If what you want isn't there let us know and we'll do our
best to get it for you! We can do custom prints/posters/canvases/wall art.
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful print possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and 300 dpi.
The poster would look great on your wall, or as a present, also great for framing.
★ Size of poster is 8 x 10, 12 x 16, 16 x 20, 18 x 24, 30 x 40 inches. Please choose your size.
★ Beautiful prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS.
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper
It comes carefully packed, rolled in a cardboard fitted tube for posters above 8 x 12 (A4) size, and flat sturdy cardboard packaging for anything below A4 size.