Jusepe de Ribera / Saint Sebastian / 1628-30Jusepe de Ribera
Saint Sebastian

View Larger Image

View Full Catalog Record Below

This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world. www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
Preview the AMICA Library™ Public Collection in Luna Browser Now

  • Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
  • Types of works include paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs, textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.

Gain access to this incredible resource through either a monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica for more information on the collection, click on the link below the revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at amica@luna-img.com .

Creator Name: Ribera, Jusepe de
Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1591 - 1652
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jusepe de Ribera
Title: Saint Sebastian
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1628
Creation End Date: 1630
Creation Date: 1628-30
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: red chalk, with pen and brown ink
Dimensions: Sheet: 17.3cm x 12.4cm
Inscriptions: lower right, in brown ink: spanolette.F. ; lower right, in black ink: 20 [?]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.53
Credit Line: Delia E. Holden Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Context: This subtly drawn red chalk study depicts the moment just before the Roman soldier Sebastian was shot through with arrows for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. The young martyr turns hopefully toward heaven as if comforted by divine light. Ribera favored the subject because it allowed him to study the expressive possibilities of the bound human figure. A number of related drawings by the artist from the same period treat similar themes of saints bound in punishment. Although Spanish by birth,Jusepe de Ribera spent most of his life in Naples, where he became the dominant artistic figure until his death in 1652.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.53
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.

Home | Subscribe | Preview | Benefits | About | Help | Contact
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.