Angelica saved by Ruggiero

The subject is taken from Ariosto's epic poem, 'Orlando Furioso' (Canto 10). Ruggiero, riding on a hippogriff (a mythological animal which was half horse and half griffin), rescues Angelica from a sea monster.

This painting is a later and smaller version of a large picture on this subject which Ingres painted for Louis XVIII in 1819 which is now in the Louvre, Paris.

Key facts

Artist dates
1780 - 1867
Full title
Angelica saved by Ruggiero
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
47.6 x 39.4 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1918
Inventory number
Location in Gallery