Landscape with Angelica and Medora by John Wootton

In this classicised landscape in the manner of Gaspard Dughet, Wootton has relegated the protagonists the lower left-hand corner.

Details

Category:
Literary
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 104 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,750 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Agnew's

This type of landscape with an ostensible 'history' subject represents the bridge between true history painting, where the role of the landscape is entirely subservient to the enactment of the subject, and the acceptance of pure landscape as a subject in its own right. The subject of the painting comes from Ariosto's poem, Orlando Furioso (1516), which tells of the conflict between Christians and Saracens at the time of Charlemagne.

Provenance

Agnew's.

Venue details

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery Queen Street, EXETER Devon EX4 3RX 01392 665858 www.rammuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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