Saint Ignatius of Antioch Disemboweled by Trajan's Torturers
Italy (Artist's nationality:)
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Inscribed on band surrounding the image: [...]QVALE IN QVESTA CHONPAGNIA LA SVA MAN SIGNATIO EPISCHOPO ANTIOCHIA D [G?]B
Diam.: 61 cm (24 in.)
Gift of Richard L. Feigen
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F. Bisogni, “Le opere di Domenico Beccafumi nella Collezione di Galgano Saracini,” Prospettiva 26 (1981), pp. 32, 34-35, figs. 6-8.
A. Angelini in Domenico Beccafumi e il suo tempo, exh. cat. (Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena, 1990), p. 120, under no. 11.
Christopher Lloyd, Italian Paintings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1996), pp. 28-31 (ill.).
Probably Compagnia di San Michele Arcangelo, Siena, by 1525/27 [the Confraternity of St. Michael Archangel possessed a relic of the St. Ignatius referred to in the inscription on the painting; see F. Bisogni, 1981, pp. 32, 34, 46, no. 44]. Probably Chigi-Saracini collection, Palazzo Chigi-Saracini, Siena, by 1819 [the Chigi-Saracini possession is suggested by F. Bisogni, 1981, pg. 34, citing Relazione in compendio delle cose più notabili nel Palazzo e Galleria Saracini di Siena, Siena, 1819, p. 66]. Richard L. Feigen, New York, 1981-86; given to the Art Institute, 1986.
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