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The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

Drawing
17th century (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian; Not showing the ordinary treatment of the subject, the Saint being tied to a tree above the heads of his executioners, who shoot at him from below; Drawn with the pen.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
drawn with the pen
Brief Description
Ribera, Jusepe de (Lo Spagnoletto); The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian; The Saint tied to a tree above the heads of his executioners, who shoot at him from below; Drawn with the pen; Spanish School; 17th century.
Physical Description
The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian; Not showing the ordinary treatment of the subject, the Saint being tied to a tree above the heads of his executioners, who shoot at him from below; Drawn with the pen.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 195mm
  • Sheet width: 253mm
  • Card with washlines height: 244mm
  • Card with washlines width: 294mm
7.6 x 9.9 inches:Original measurements converted from fractional inches into decimal inches (rounded to one decimal place). Dimensions taken from: DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
  • Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings, Volume Two: 17th-18th Century , London, 1979, p.78 , cat. n. 792, illus. The following is the full text of the entry: RIBERA, GIUSEPPE known as Lo Spagnoletto (1590-1652) 792 The martyrdom of St Sebastian Pen and ink 5 5/8 x 10 (143 x 254) Dyce 610 PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869 LITERATURE W. Vitzthum, Cento disegni napoletani (exhibition catalogue), Florence, Uffizi, 1967, p. 26; the same I disegni dei maestri: Il barocco a Napoli e nell'Italia meridionale, Milan, 1970, fig. 12; J. Brown, 'Notes on Princeton drawings 6: ]usepe de Ribera' in Record of the Art Museum Princeton University, 31, no. 2, 1972, p. 2 and pl. 5; the same Jusepe de Ribera. Prints and drawings (exhibition catalogue), Princeton and Harvard Universities, 1973-74, no. 12; pl. 39 Vitzthum, followed by Brown, dated the drawing C.1626-30. See the note on no. 791.
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.610

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