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Very large drawing representing  Saint Sebastian as a martyr, circa 1790
Very large drawing representing  Saint Sebastian as a martyr, circa 1790 - Paintings & Drawings Style Directoire Very large drawing representing  Saint Sebastian as a martyr, circa 1790 - Very large drawing representing  Saint Sebastian as a martyr, circa 1790 - Directoire
Ref : 82878
8 500 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Pencil, chalk
Dimensions :
l. 27.56 inch X H. 52.76 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Very large drawing representing  Saint Sebastian as a martyr, circa 1790 18th century - Very large drawing representing  Saint Sebastian as a martyr, circa 1790
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Very large drawing representing Saint Sebastian as a martyr, circa 1790

Drawing of very large size (1.34m high, in three sheets joined together), representing the martyr of San Sebastian.
Saint Roman martyr, career soldier, born in Narbo, Gaul, in the 3rd century.
He was executed during the persecution of Diocletian for having supported his co-religionists in their faith, and performed several miracles. He was tied to a pole and pierced with arrows, but miraculously survived and was killed with rods.
He is the third patron of Rome, together with Peter and Paul, he is also the patron of the archers of the infantry and the policemen of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.
He is also invoked to fight against the plague and epidemics in general.
Black stone with white chalk highlights and illegible inscriptions in the upper right-hand corner.
Good general condition.
France or Italy, around 1790.

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