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Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian, 1696–1770

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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.


On View, Gallery 215


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Giambattista Tiepolo


Armida Abandoned by Rinaldo


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


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

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Bequest of James Deering

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