Niccolo Renieri

St Sebastian

St Sebastian
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Author: Niccolo Renieri
Painting, Oil on canvas, 130x100 cm
Origin: Italy, Circa 1620

Regnier was born in France but left for Italy as a young man. In Rome he attached himself to the followers of Caravaggio, and it was during this early period that he produced the Hermitage Saint Sebastian, a subject to which Regnier turned repeatedly. A Roman warrior, Sebastian served in the private guard of the Emperor Diocletian, who sentenced him to be shot with arrows as punishment for his Christian faith . The slender figure of the young martyr is set against a dark, almost black, ground, and whilst being very striking also contains a hint of sentimentality.

Personage: St Sebastian
Source of entry: via the State Museum Fund from the collection of the Duke of Leuchtenberg, Petrograd, 1923
School: Roman
Theme: The Bible and Christianity

See also

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