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

 

 

REFERENCE: PIC 243

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