About this artwork
In the second of the large paintings from Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s sequence illustrating the story of Rinaldo and Armida, the crusader Rinaldo has been abducted by the sorceress Armida. She has carried him away to her magical garden, where he sits enthralled, gazing into her eyes while she looks into a magic mirror. The knight’s sword and shield have been cast aside. However, his two companions, Carlo and Ubaldo, appear at the garden gate to persuade him to return to their quest to liberate Jerusalem.
- Giambattista Tiepolo
- Rinaldo and Armida in Her Garden
- Oil on canvas
- 186.7 × 259.4 cm (73 1/2 × 102 1/8 in.)
- Bequest of James Deering