Erminia bei den Hirten
Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632)

Erminia bei den Hirten,

um 1630
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
134,6 x 185,6 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
937
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Valentin de Boulogne, Erminia bei den Hirten, um 1630, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/RQ4XPr8410 (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
Erminia, the daughter of the King of Antioch, has escaped from her Franconian persecutors and asks a gentle shepherd’s family for shelter. This scene is based on Torquato Tasso’s epic poem ‘Jerusalem Delivered’. This is an unusual theme for Valentin and was most certainly a commission from an educated Roman art collector. The psychologically sensitive rendition of the meeting combines Caravaggesque chiaroscuro with exquisite colouration.

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