Erminia bei den Hirten
Bernardo Cavallino (1616-1656)

Erminia bei den Hirten,

um 1650
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
50,2 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XIIb
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
960
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Bernardo Cavallino, Erminia bei den Hirten, um 1650, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/XR4M7XjLQ1 (Last updated on 30.05.2022)
These round pictures illustrate two scenes from Torquato Tasso’s epic poem of the First Crusade, ‘Jerusalem Delivered’. Erminia steals armour belonging to Clorinda, with whom she is competing for Tancred’s love. Clad in this armour, she intends to seek out Tancred, a knight, but has to flee from the enemy after being mistaken for Clorinda and finds safety with the shepherds.

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