Rinaldo and Armida, Studio of Domenichino (1581-1641).

Oil on canvas, 112cm by 84cm.
A replica of a painting in the Louvre, Paris.

The story of Rinaldo and Armida is told in Torquato Tasso’s epic poem of the Crusades, ‘Gerusalemme Liberata’, written in the 16th Century.

Armida, a Saracen sorceress is sent to murder Rinaldo, a brave Crusader, but falls in love with him and creates an enchanted garden to keep him captive.


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