Gerolamo Giovenone

Saint Protase

Saint Protase by Gerolamo Giovenone
Saint Protase by Gerolamo Giovenone

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Giovenone's commission to paint an altarpiece for the chapel of the Congregation of Saint Ambrose in the church of San Francesco at Vercelli was drawn up on 29 December 1527 and took eight years to complete. The artist depicted the central figure of St Ambrose in his bishop's regalia, crozier in one hand and a flail in the other, whereas the two martyred saints wear armour in a classical style. In one hand they each hold a martyr's palm, while leaning on weaponry in an insouciant manner with the other.

Title
Saint Protase
Artist/creator
Production date
16th century
Medium
oil on panel
Dimensions
1181 x 521 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/19
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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