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Carlo and Ubaldo at the Fountain of Laughter
1640-1650

Medium
wool, silk, linen
Measurements
304.7 × 345.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
France
Accession Number
1458-D5
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1966
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Tapestry depicting Carlo and Ubaldo, searching for Rinaldo in the beautiful garden of the enchantress, Armida, and coming upon two sirens bathing in the fountain of laughter. Carlo is holding up a shield in protection against the temptresses while Ubaldo is waving a wand over them. A feast is laid out in the background. The scene is framed by a rich decorative border in the baroque style, incorporating an escutcheon, fauns and amorini.