Tancred and Erminia
Oil on canvas
24 1/4 x 30 1/8 inches (61.5 x 76.5 cm)
In the 16th-century epic poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered) by Torquato Tasso, Erminia is a Saracen princess who falls in love with the Christian knight Tancred. In Canto XIX, Tancred, having just killed the Muslim knight Argante in a duel, lies wounded on a road. His squire, Vafrino, (wearing Middle-Eastern dress to spy on the Egyptian army), is traveling with Erminia toward Jerusalem when they come upon the unconscious Tancred. As the poem relates, "Upon seeing his pale and handsome face, she did not step down, but hurled herself from the saddle."
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