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François Boucher


Aminta Returns to Life in Sylvia's Arms.

1756. 123.5 x 134 cm. Oval. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours, France. Read Note.

François Boucher. Aminta Returns to Life in Sylvia's Arms.

This painting depicts a dramatic scene from the epilogue to Torquato Tasso’s Aminta. The shepherd Amintas believes the love of his life, Sylvia, has been killed by the wolf and has thrown himself off a cliff in anguish. Sylvia finds him still alive and revives him in her arms