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, ca. 1605 – 1610 ?


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

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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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14.05.2024