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Saint Peter Martyr with Saints Nicholas and Benedict

Cima da Conegliano (Giovanni Battista Cima)

The work was commissioned by the spice merchant Benedetto Carlone for the chapel of San Pietro Martire in the Venetian church of the Corpus Domini, where he wished to be buried; it came to Brera due to the Napoleonic requisitions.

It is dated to 1505-06 and constitutes one of the artist’s most perfect and balanced works, which combines the model of the sacra conversazione devised by Giovanni Bellini with a representation of the landscape that reveals his precocious assimilation to Giorgione’s innovations. The presence of St. Peter is explained by the dedication of the chapel, while Benedict appears here as the patron saint of Benedetto Carlone.

Download hi-res image TITLE Saint Peter Martyr with Saints Nicholas and Benedict
AUTHOR Cima da Conegliano (Giovanni Battista Cima)
DATE 1505-1506
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 330 × 216
INVENTORY 177
ROOM VIII
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