Rinaldo and Armida in Her Garden

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

Image actions

  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1742/45

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian, 1696–1770

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.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 215

Artist

Giambattista Tiepolo

Title

Rinaldo and Armida in Her Garden

Origin

Italy

Date

1742–1745

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

186.7 × 259.4 cm (73 1/2 × 102 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of James Deering

Reference Number

1925.699

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share