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 Aglio, Agostino (Italian painter and scenographer, 1777-1857, active in Great Britian) , Peasants Escaping Banditti

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Title Peasants Escaping Banditti
Collection Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Aglio, Agostino (Italian painter and scenographer, 1777-1857, active in Great Britian)
Date Earliest about 1750
Date Latest about 1820
Description Within a wooded landscape women and children are depicted fleeing a burning city. One woman helps another woman carrying a baby up a grass embankment in the centre foreground as other figures follow closely behind. This story is frequently associated either with the Biblical flight from Sodom or with the flight of the defeated Trojans from the burning city of Troy but nothing in this picture indicates either literary context.
Current Accession Number 1867-8
Subject landscape; figure (women and children)
Measurements 74 x 97 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by J. B. Smith M.P. 1867.
Rights Owner Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Author Lisa Howard
 

 

 

 

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