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Circle of Annibale Carracci: 'Erminia takes Refuge with the Shepherds'

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

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.

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