Description This subject is taken from Orlando Furioso, an epic poem set in the 9th century written by Ludovico Ariosto in 1516. Roger, a knight at the court of King Charlemagne, has rescued the princess of Cathay, who had been chained to a rock on the Isle of Tears and was about to be devoured by a sea monster. The knight carries her across the seas on his hippogriff, a creature part horse and part eagle. They are supported above the waves by an immense dolphin. Emerging from the sea froth is a large octopus. While in flight, Roger falls passionately in love with the princess, but when they land, she escapes from him using a magical ring while he struggles to undo his armor.
|2/18/1992||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation; coated|
|4/28/1995||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
- Flight, Fantasy, Faith, Fact. Dayton Art Institute, Dayton. 1953-1954.
- Parallels and Precedents: Baltimore's George A. Lucas Collection. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1995.
- Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. 2007-2008.
Provenance Hector Brame (?); William T. Walters, Baltimore, April 24, 1884, by purchase [commissioned by George A. Lucas for William T. Walters; maybe called: no. 6, "Angélique et Roger montés sur l'Hippogriffe"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model: BARYE
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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