(b. 1655, Venezia, d. 1730, Villabona)

Rinaldo and Armida

Villa Zenobio, Santa Bona Nuova

The picture shows one of the scenes on the walls of the entrance portego.

The three white faux-rocaille frames that occupy the spaces between the columns contain scenes of poetic-mythological love stories. The final scene in the third compartment is inspired by Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered. The sorceress Armida and the Christian prince Rinaldo are seen during a dalliance in a woodland setting.

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