Sophronia, Christian virgin, pretends and pleads she is thief of King Aladine so her people will be saved.
Sophronia asking the Saracen King Aladine to Release the Christian Prisoners by Francesco Guardi, c. 1760
© Ferens Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 249 x 109 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £12,000)
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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.
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