Saint Sebastian Being Cured by Saint Irene and a Servant, Carracci  school
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Saint Sebastian Being Cured by Saint Irene and a Servant
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Saint Sebastian Being Cured by Saint Irene and a Servant, ca. 1605 – 1610 ?


Dimensions
109.7 x 138.4 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
891
Acquisition
Acquired in 1841
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The Roman legionnaire Sebastian was to be executed for professing his Christian faith. Miraculously, he survived. In the care of the Christian widow Irene and her maid, he recovered his health. He professed his faith anew and was finally executed after all, thus becoming a martyr. The painting was presumably executed by a member of Annibale Caracci’s circle in Rome, as is suggested by the particular treatment of the figures and evidence of the study of nature and the art of antiquity. It has recently been suggested that the artist was Sisto Badalocchio.

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Title
Saint Sebastian Being Cured by Saint Irene and a Servant
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1841

Work Content

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  • 11H(SEBASTIAN)63 St. Sebastian is nursed by the widow Irene, who removes the arrows
  • 42F5 house personnel, servants
  • 31D15 adult woman

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25.01.2021