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Saint Sebastian

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1500/10

Artist:

Nicoletto da Modena
Italian, active c. 1500–c. 1520

About this artwork

Nicoletto da Modena is best known for his idiosyncratic prints and engravings. His works are rendered in a style characterized by delicate cross-hatching and purity of line, with some similarity to the Ferrarese Tarocchi cards. Here the martyr Saint Sebastian is lashed rather serenely to a decorative column in a landscape setting with ancient ruins. Nicoletto often used a burr to produce the decorated surface effects, best seen in the darker areas of the ceiling architecture.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Nicoletto da Modena

Title

Saint Sebastian

Origin

Italy

Date

1500–1510

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

149 × 103 mm

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1046

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