The Abraham Cowley
Text and Image Archive
Flora and Pomona. But where is Pomona? With its mingled bouquet of plant-metamorphs, this first vignette in the 1707 illustrated Plantarum looks more like a simplified version of The Empire of Flora by Nicholas Poussin (painted 1631), illustrating Ovid's Fasti 4.211-74. From The Works of Abraham Cowley, 10th ed. (London, 1707).
Reproduced with permission from the Special Collections of the
University of Virginia.
Flora in the Garden
Roman figurine of Pomona, from Barbara McManus' extensive antiquities image-archive
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