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Angelica and Medoro

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1570

Artist:

Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, 1520-1582)
after Teodoro Ghisi (Italian, died 1601)

About this artwork

It is thought that this may be the first depiction of an episode from Ariosto’s poem Orlando Furioso in which Orlando’s madness is precipitated when his beloved, the Princess Angelica of Cathay, falls in love with the page Medoro. The immensely popular poem, first published in 1532, existed in over one hundred Italian editions by the end of that century.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giorgio Ghisi

Title

Angelica and Medoro

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

1565–1575

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

29.9 × 20.9 cm (11 13/16 × 8 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard F. Rogers, Sr. Collection

Reference Number

1935.119

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