Accession Number LXII-9
Museum Name Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
Gallery Name Not Available
Object Type European Paintings
Main Material Oil on Canvas
Main Artist MATTEINI
Artist's Nationality ITALY
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1754-1831
Country ITALY
Provenance ITALY
Origin Place ITALY
Period / Year of Work 18TH CENTURY AD (1794)
Dimensions 241.2 L X 286.2 W , 205.5 L X 250.2 W (ONLY PAINTING)
Brief Description Angelica-e-Medoro; painting represents two semi nude lovers Angelica and Medoro carving the names of each other on rock and tree respectively,before painting.By Matteini (1754- 1834). Angelica and Medoro are two characters from the 16th- century Italian epic Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. Angelica was an Asian princess at the court of Charlemagne who fell in love with the Saracen knight Medoro, and eloped with him to China.
Detailed Description Matteini's work "Angelica-E-Medora", a huge canvas shows Angelica, a coquetish character from Ariosto's drama "Orlando Furioso" flirting with one of her lovers, Medora.