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Erminia, (painting)

Artist:
Rosa, Salvator
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 38
"[From Tasso's Jerusalem delivered.) Canto VI. III. All night she fled; and all the day succeeding,/ still without guidance or reflection plied,/ o'er dale and hill, nought listening to or heeding,/ but her own tears, but her own merciful cries,/ till now, what time the sun, descending dyes/ the clouds with crimson, leaving earth in shade,/fair Jordan's lucid current she descries/ there first her steed's bewildered step she stayed,/ her bed the chill green bank, her bower the wild wood made./ VI. Her plaints were silenced by soft music, sent/ as from a rural pipe, such sounds as cheer/ the syrian shepherd in his summer tent,/ and mingled with pastoral accents rude and clear./ She rose, and gently guided by her ear,/ came where an old man on a rising ground,/ in the fresh shade, his white flocks feeding near,/ twig baskets wove, and listened to the sound/ trilled by three blooming boys, who sat disporting round./ VII. They, at the shining of her silver arms,/ were seized at once with wonder and despair;/ but sweet erminia soothed their vain alarms,/ discovering her dove's eyes and golden hair,/ 'follow,' she said, 'dear innocents, the care/ of favoring heaven, your fanciful employ./ For the so formidable arms I bear/ no cruel warfare bring, nor harsh array,/ to your engaging tasks, to your sweet songs of joy.'" [P. 8.]
Art Exhibition. Young Men's Association, Troy, Season 1878-1879. Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition, being One Hundred and Forty Ancient and Modern Oil Paintings, Loaned by the Hon. Thomas B. Carroll for the Benefit of the Association. Troy, N.Y.: Daily Press Steam Printing House, 208 & 210 River Street. 1878.
Topic:
Literature--Tasso--Jerusalem Delivered
Figure female
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 04210038
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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