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Print - The Death of St. Peter Martyr
  • The Death of St. Peter Martyr
    Fontana, Giovanni Battista, born 1524 - died 1587
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The Death of St. Peter Martyr

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fontana, Giovanni Battista, born 1524 - died 1587 (printmaker)
    Titian (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.1265

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DG, shelf 11A, box 2

Physical description

The Death of St. Peter Martyr; Print on paper; After the painting by Titian, in the Capella del Rosario (Chapel of the Rosary) in the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, which was destroyed by fire in 1867.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Fontana, Giovanni Battista, born 1524 - died 1587 (printmaker)
Titian (artist)

Materials and Techniques

print on paper

Dimensions

Height: 45.7 cm page approx, Width: 33 cm page approx

Object history note

Titian's original painting was destroyed in 1867 by fire in the Capella del Rosario (Chapel of the Rosary, built 1582) in the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, where the painting was deposited at the time of the fire.

Martino Rota also made prints after this painting, see DYCE.1301 and 1302.

Descriptive line

The Death of St. Peter Martyr; Print on paper; After the painting by Titian (destroyed in 1867); By Giovanni Battista Fontana; Italy; 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Cross; Martyrdom; Crucifixion

Categories

Prints; Religion; Christianity

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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