Departure of the Amazons

Artist: Claude Déruet (French, Nancy ca. 1588–1660 Nancy)

Date: 1620s

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971

Accession Number: 1976.100.6


This canvas and its pendant (opposite) date to the 1620s, when Deruet was the chief painter in the duchy of Lorraine. A specialist in battle and hunting scenes after the antique, he had trained with Jacques Bellange and in Rome with Agostine Tassi.