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Study for "An Apotheosis of a Saint" (for San Bernardino dei Morti, Milan)

Study for "An Apotheosis of a Saint" (for San Bernardino dei Morti, Milan)

c. 1695

Sebastiano Ricci

(Italian, 1659-1734)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 96.5 x 81.9 x 6.4 cm (38 x 32 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.); Unframed: 78.5 x 62.8 cm (30 7/8 x 24 3/4 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1980.39



This sketch represents an apotheosis, or a rise to heaven, of a saint. However, the precise identity of the figure remains unknown, since documents describing the commission have not yet been discovered, and the military costume does not sufficiently distinguish him.

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