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Saint Sebastian in a Rocky Landscape with Saints Jerome, Anthony 
Abbot and Christopher
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Saint Sebastian in a Rocky Landscape with Saints Jerome, Anthony Abbot and Christopher

Circa 1475-78

Marco Zoppo (1432-1478)

Unidentified paint surface on panel

Height: 41.9 cm ( panel ); Width: 31.4 cm ( panel ); Height: 58.4 cm [unchecked] ( frame ); Width: 46.8 cm [unchecked] ( frame ); Depth: 3.7 cm [unchecked] ( frame );

Inscription
Old inscription, on verso, Andrea Mantegna Pinxit
Old inscription, on verso, label, Mr Skippe No.4

Acquisition
Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978
P.1978.PG.489

About this work
Marco Zoppo was trained in Padua, and many of his works betray the influence of his teacher Squarcione (who was briefly his adoptive father), as well as that of Mantegna. Here, Zoppo’s depiction of the Roman martyr Sebastian is indebted to Mantegna’s painting of the saint. Zoppo’s pictures are notable for crisply defined outlines, and a certain angularity. These qualities are particularly apparent in the clouds, but also in the spectacular rocky formations which house the hermit saints Jerome and Anthony. (Permanent collection label)



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