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The heroes instant join in glad embrace
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1784
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 7 3/4 in x 5 in
Monochrome engraving from a copy of "Orlando Furioso" showing Orlando, the hero, embracing his friend the king Oberto, wearing a simple crown, on the left of the composition; and showing Olympia, nude and seated with her chin on her hand, pm the right. In the background, a castle stands, and there appears to be a fire behind it. Above the image is the text "Plate XI." Below the image is the following description: "The heroes instant join in glad embrace, While sad Olympia hides her blushing face: Orlando tells the wond'ring king her woes Whose vanquished heart with virtuous passion glows."