|Anonymous Italian (Venice?)
MARTYRDOM OF A SAINT
SN 897, oil on canvas, early 18th C.
From "The Pages".
A former attribution to Amiconi has been discarded. Now thought that it is possibly by
Andrea Celesti (1637-1712), a minor artist active at the turn of the century.
A female saint awaits the sword which will bring her a martyrs death. Above her head
an angel awaits.
Museum purchase in 1972.