Olga's Gallery

François Boucher


Sylvia Freed by Amintas.

1755. 120 x 136 cm. Oval. Oil on canvas. Banque de France, Paris, France. Read Note.

François Boucher. Sylvia Freed by Amintas.

Another one of four overdoors painted for the duc de Penthièvre's Parisian townhouse, the Hôtel de Toulouse. This scene from Torquato Tasso's Aminta pictures the female protagonist, Sylvia, being rescued by the courageous shepherd, Amintas