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1962P17 Erminia and the Shepherd

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Title: 1962P17 Erminia and the Shepherd
Description: 1962P17
Erminia and the Shepherd, 1619-20
By Giovanni Francesco Barbieri

The scene is taken from Torquato Tasso's epic poem, La Gerusalemme Liberata published in 1575. Erminia, a pagan princess in love with the crusader, Tancred, disguises herself in armour to follow him. She is chased from the Christian camp and flees to Arcadia where she meets an old shepherd weaving baskets. The reversal of gender roles was a popular theme amongst the playwrights of the period.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Oil Painting
Old Master
Usage Rights: CC0 - Public Domain
Size: 214.79 MB; 9449 x 7944 pixels; 800 x 673 mm (print at 300 DPI); 2500 x 2102 mm (screen at 96 DPI);