Rinaldo and Armida

Giovanni Baglione Italian

Not on view

An old, much damaged, but possibly autograph replica of this drawing by Baglione is in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. 2840). The Louvre drawing is a study, with minor variations, for Baglione's ceiling fresco in the Casino dell'Aurora, Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi, Rome, for which the artist was paid in 1614 (repr. Bollettino d'Arte, vol. 39, 1954, p. 319, fig. 13). Baglione himself describes the subject of the fresco as "la favola d'Armida, quando trovò Rinaldo addormentato, e sopra il suo incantato Carro il riposo" (Baglione, 1642, p. 403).

Rinaldo and Armida, Giovanni Baglione (Italian, Rome 1566–1643 Rome), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, on brownish paper

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