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Saint Sebastian

1620s or later

cast after a model probably by Georg Petel

(German, c. 1601-c. 1634)
Overall: 53.3 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm (21 x 8 x 6 1/2 in.)
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Description

This composition is the subject of an ongoing attribution debate. The design is adapted from a painting by Adam Elsheimer, a German artist working Rome. This sculptural model exists in many versions; however, they vary considerably in their execution, complicating the identification, because they were clearly not made by a single sculptor or workshop. However, Georg Petel probably first created the design as he traveled across Italy in 1620–24, where his portrait was painted holding this composition.
Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian

1620s or later

Georg Petel

(German, c. 1601-c. 1634)
Germany, 17th century

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