A Dominican, with the Attributes of Saint Peter Martyr

Oil on poplar | 59.1 x 48.3cm | c. 1490-1500

Giovanni Bellini

In 1252 Saint Peter Martyr, a Dominican friar from Verona, was assassinated in an ambush by a group of heretics. This picture was once thought to be a 'portrait' of the saint: we can see the hilt of a dagger which has been plunged into his heart, and...
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