Oil on canvas. This composition shows the song XIX of Ariosto's epic poem; Orlando Furioso. Under trees, Angelique is dipicted (probably kneeling) above Medor wounded in the chest. By applying a herbal ointment on the wound of the fop, she has an expression softened by the beauty of the young man. The richness of the color palette, the beauty of the faces and the undulations of the hair accentuate the poetry of the scene. Large carved frame walnut period.
Dimensions: 79.5 x 62.5 cm in sight - 100 x 84 cm with frame
State: Oval Canvas up to rectangle. Restorations mainly in added angles. Old relining. Presented in a walnut frame carved and gilded with Berain decoration; Provence, late seventeenth century.
Felice Ficherelli said Felice Riposo (San Gimignano August 30, 1605 - Florence March 5, 1660) was an Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century. The first works of Ficherelli are paintings commissioned by Count Bardi who convinced him to settle in Florence. There he studies with Jacopo da Empoli whose influence is reflected in his most successful works. 1655, his stay in Florence continues, and he works with Antonio Franchi (Il Lucchese) and Baldassare Franceschini (Il Volterrano). The nickname Felice Riposo ("Happy I rest") derives from the lack of enthusiasm for work he displayed. His works are now present in many museums.
Orlando Furioso (or Orlando Furioso) is an epic poem composed by Ludovico Ariosto says "Ariosto". His writing began in 1503 and was completed in 1532. Canto XIX, short: Medoro, trying to offer burial to his master died in battle, was fatally wounded in the chest by a spear enemy. Angelica, "haughty daughter of the great Khan of Cathay," through the battlefield, and discovers the young dying warrior. The tender heart, she takes care of Medoro, applies "the juice of herbs to kee the wounded alive", and healed him. "Contemplating his grace and beauty, she feels her heart gnawed such as a metal file, and the fire of love inflames Angelic." The two lovers married.