Sophronia asking the Saracen King Aladine to Release the Christian Prisoners by Francesco Guardi

Sophronia, Christian virgin, pretends and pleads she is thief of King Aladine so her people will be saved.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
249 x 109 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
1967
Vendor:
Agnew's

Subject derived from the engraving by G.B.Piazzetta for the title page of CantoII of the edition of Tasso's 'Gerusalemme Liberata', published by Albrizzi, Venice,1745.

Provenance

The 2nd Earl of Bantry; by descent to Mrs Shelswell-White; Geoffrey Merton

Venue details

Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square, HULL East Yorkshire HU1 3RA 01482 613 902 www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free to all

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