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Title: Clorinda Learns the Fate of Sophronia and Olindo

Creator: Boscoli, Andrea

Location repository: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Repository work id number: 104.2004

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Culture: Italian

Descriptive note: This drawing illustrates an episode from the second canto of 'Gerusalemme Liberata' (Jerusalem Delivered), Torquato Tasso's epic poem of the late 16th century. It shows the young lovers, Sophronia and Olindo, tied to the stake just before the pyre is lit. The inscriptions in the upper and lower margins, almost certainly by the artist himself, are of the relevant lines from Tasso's epic.

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Earliest date: c. 1580

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Label related work: There are altogether five drawings by Boscoli depicting scenes from the story of Sophronia and Olindo. The final drawing in the series, now in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, shows Sophronia and Olindo released from their bonds and set free.

Language: English

Latest date: c. 1590

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Materials techniques: pen and brown ink, brown wash, red chalk

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Measurements: 24.0 x 17.0 cm

Object work type: drawing

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Record source: AGNSW ann. rep. 2003-04 & online catalogue

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