Willem van Mieris

Armida Binding the Sleeping Rinaldo with Flowers

Willem van Mieris  Armida bindt de slapende Rinaldo met bloemen
Willem van Mieris  Armida bindt de slapende Rinaldo met bloemen
Willem van Mieris  Armida bindt de slapende Rinaldo met bloemen
Willem van Mieris  Armida bindt de slapende Rinaldo met bloemen
Willem van Mieris  Armida bindt de slapende Rinaldo met bloemen

Willem van Mieris
Armida Binding the Sleeping Rinaldo with Flowers

1709 Expuesto en Sala 11

In 1581, the Italian writer Torquato Tasso published a novel that became an international bestseller: La Gerusalemme Liberata (The liberated Jerusalem). The book was to inspire artists for centuries to come. Here, you can see how the beautiful sorceress Armida wants to kill Rinaldo in his sleep. But when she sees how handsome he is and smells his enchanting fragrance, she falls in love immediately. And so love wins.

Willem van Mieris was a son of the Leiden ‘fijnschilder’, or fine painter, Frans van Mieris I. His paintings are so smoothly executed that they look almost polished.

Detalles técnicos
Willem van Mieris  Armida bindt de slapende Rinaldo met bloemen

Willem van Mieris
Armida Binding the Sleeping Rinaldo with Flowers

1709 Expuesto en Sala 11

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Información general
Willem van Mieris (Leiden 1662 - 1747 Leiden)
Armida Binding the Sleeping Rinaldo with Flowers
1709
painting
1071
Sala 11
Material y detalles técnicos
oil
panel
85.7 x 66.8 cm
Inscripciones
rechtsonder, op de steen: W. van Mieris / Fe. Anno. 1709

Origen

Pieter de la Court van der Voort and heirs, Leiden, 1709-1748; Hendrick van Kretschmar, The Hague, 1757; Sir Henry Ibbetson, Denton Park, Yorkshire, 1758-1761; Constable Burton, Yorkshire; Alexander Davison, London, 1817; Brod Gallery, London, 1982-1987; purchased, 1987