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Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1742/45

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian, 1696–1770

About this artwork

The third scene from Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s four-part suite of decorations, this painting shows the emotional climax of the story. The knight Rinaldo has been persuaded by his companions, Carlo and Ubaldo, to renounce the love of the sorceress Armida. Bareheaded and pensive, Rinaldo has taken up his shield again and appears to hesitate as the older knights gesture toward the boat that will carry them back to the crusader army and Armida implores him to stay.

Status

On View, Gallery 215

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Giambattista Tiepolo

Title

Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo

Origin

Italy

Date

1742–1745

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

73 1/2 × 102 1/8 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of James Deering

Reference Number

1925.701

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