The Martyrdom of Saint Justina

Pen and brown ink, brush with brown and gray washes, heightened with white gouache, on blue paper; squared in black chalk for transfer | 47 x 24cm | 1575

Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari)

Enthroned and elegantly dressed, Justina of Padua looks toward the heavens in the center of the composition, pleading for intercession. Justina was a Christian martyr who died under the persecutions of the Roman Emperor Maximian. Her tormentors surro...
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