The Sorcerer Atlante Abducting Pinabello's Lady (Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, canto II, 38)

Artist: Nicolas Poussin (French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)

Date: ca. 1635–38

Medium: Pen and brown ink; black chalk on verso

Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 4 7/16 in. (19.3 x 11.2 cm)

Classification: Drawings

Credit Line: Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971

Accession Number: 1972.118.224

Description

Claus Virch was responsible for the identification of the relevant scene from Ariosto's Orlando furioso. On occasion the subject has been mistakenly called Roger Carried Away from Bradamante on the Hippogriff.

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