Erminia Finding the Wounded Tancred
- Art Funded
- 244 x 287 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £100,000 (Total: £2,043,096; Tax remission; Export stopped)
- Executors of Lord Howard, Henderskelfe
His armour bearer has brought Tancred's lover Erminia to the scene, and she rushes up to his limp body, distraught. In Guercino's picture, the poignant emotion and drama of an instant is captured and frozen in time. This work was acquired after a public appeal from the National Galleries of Scotland with the help of the Art Fund grant and an additional donation of £24,000 from Sir Denis Mahon, made through the Art Fund.
Commissioned by Cardinal Fabrizio Savelli; Carlo II & Isabella Clara, Duke & Archduchess of Mantua; Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga; Vittorio Amadeo di Savoia; Graf Heinrich von Bruhl; Comte de Lauraguais; 5th Earl of Carlisle; by descent at Castle Howard.