Study for St. Sebastian in the high altar of SS. Nazarro e Celso, Brescia, Titian
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reference

Michelangelo: Captif (l'Esclave rebelle) / Der Rebellische Sklave, 1513, Marmor, 209 cm. Inv. Nr. M.R. 1589, Musée du Louvre, Département des Sculptures, Paris

Michelangelo: Etude d'homme nu et trois études pour lutte de Jacob et l'Ange, ca. 1513, Rötel über Spuren vom Metallstift, auf Papier, 327 x 200 mm. Inv. Nr. EBA 197, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

realisation

Tizian: Altobello Averoldi-Polyptychon, 1522, Holz, ca. 336 x 296 cm (fünf Tafeln). SS. Nazaro e Celso, Brescia (Valcanover 1969.105)

part of the same work process

Tizian: Der Heilige Sebastian und eine Madonna mit Kind (Skizzen zum Altobello Averoldi-Polyptychon), Feder in Braun auf Papier, 162 x 136 mm. Inv. Nr. KdZ 5962, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin

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Study for St. Sebastian in the high altar of SS. Nazarro e Celso, Brescia, ca. 1519 – 1520


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182 x 115 mm
Physical Description
Brown ink, brown washes, highlighted with white, on grey-blue laid paper, distance of chain lines (horizontal) |32|32|34|33|
Inventory Number
5518
Object Number
5518 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Thought to be from the hand of Johann David Passavant at the time of its acquisition, the drawing was not recognized as a work by Titian until the beginning of the twentieth century. Today it is one of the few dated works on paper whose attribution to Titian is not doubted. Like a drawing in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett, it served as a study for the panel of Saint Sebastian (1522) in the Averoldi Polyptych for the high altar of the Church of Santi Nazaro e Celso in Brescia. Titian took inspiration for this study from Michelangelo’s sculpture of the Rebellious Slave, executed in 1513.

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14.05.2024