Erminia takes Refuge with the Shepherds

The subject of this painting is taken from Torquato Tasso's epic poem 'Gerusalemme Liberata' (7: 6 ff). Erminia, dressed in armour, has fled from Jerusalem and encounters a shepherd, who offers her shelter. The painting is probably by one of the many pupils trained under Annibale Carracci. It has recently been attributed to Francesco Albani.

Key facts

Artist dates
1560 - 1609
Full title
Erminia takes Refuge with the Shepherds
Date made
early 17th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
147.3 x 214.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1824
Inventory number
Location in Gallery