Departure of the Amazons

Claude Déruet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 622

During the 1620s, Déruet was the principal painter to the duchy of Lorraine, an important artistic center in present-day eastern France. Initially trained by Jacques Bellange, another Lorraine court painter, Déruet took a trip to Rome in the 1610s which was pivotal in exposing him to works by the painter and engraver Antonio Tempesta. Like a number of Northern European artists of his generation, Déruet followed Tempesta’s lead creating complex compositions of classically inspired hunt and battle subjects such as these.

Departure of the Amazons, Claude Déruet (French, Nancy ca. 1588–1660 Nancy), Oil on canvas

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