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Renaud and Armide the enchantress - Large oil on copper circa 1700
Renaud and Armide the enchantress - Large oil on copper circa 1700 - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XIV Renaud and Armide the enchantress - Large oil on copper circa 1700 -
Ref : 71119
12 800 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Private collection
Medium :
Oil on copper
Dimensions :
l. 26.38 inch X H. 28.35 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Renaud and Armide the enchantress - Large oil on copper circa 1700 17th century - Renaud and Armide the enchantress - Large oil on copper circa 1700
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Renaud and Armide the enchantress - Large oil on copper circa 1700

The story of love between the magician Armide and the crusader Renaud is told in song XIV, from Jerusalem delivered from the Tasse, and knew a great popular notoriety in the 17th and 18th century, it will be the argument of several operas.
Young and beautiful magician, princess of Damascus, Armide is charged by his uncle king of this city to fight the army of Godefroy broth trying to conquer Jerusalem.
She manages to seduce many crusaders that she kills or changes into animals.
The subject represents the precise moment when looking at each other in the crystal mirror everyone does not see the image of himself, but that of his lover.
The following verses of the poem indicate that Armida braids her hair to seduce Renaud, details that are literally represented on our board.
In the background we can guess Ulbade and the Danish, Renaud's two companions hidden in the bushes, they will wake Renaud from his evil sleep once Armide left.

Dimensions: outside frame, height 57.5 cm, width 52.5 cm,
                     With frame, height 72cm, width 67cm.

Michel Lardanchet Antiquités

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17th Century Oil Painting Louis XIV