The Lost Erminia Seeks Refuge in the Shepherd's Hut

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1790

GUSN

GUSN-1199

Description

Painting depicting a scene from an epic poem by Torquato Tasso about the First Crusade (eleventh century). Oil on canvas. One of four scenes. This scene depicts canto VII; stanza VI: "The Lost Erminia Seeks Refuge in the Shepherd's Hut." Erminia, inflamed by passion for Tancred, disguises herself in the armor of Clorinda, hoping thereby to deceive and entrap the Christian Prince. Failing to find him anywhere, she loses her way. Exhausted by hunger and fatigue, she entreats the hospitality of the shepherd.

Details

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paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Painting
Oil on Canvas
Literature
Painting

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Accession Number

1991.3

Places

Massachusetts (United States)