This painting is part of the group: Four Decorative Scenes

This is one of four pictures probably painted as a series and probably executed about 1757. The pictures are documented by etchings of three of them (in reverse) by Domenico and Lorenzo Tiepolo as the work of their father.

The only picture with an identifiable story is this one, which shows Rinaldo, who has been enchanted by the sorceress Armida. He turns away and throws off his crown of flowers when Ubaldo shows him his image in the magic shield. This is from Tasso, 'Gerusalemme Liberata' (16).

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1696 - 1770
Full title
Rinaldo turning in Shame from the Magic Shield
Group
Date made
about 1757
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
161.3 x 53.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1960
Inventory number
NG6303
Location in Gallery

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
about 1757
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