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Martyrdom of St. Vitalis

Federico Barocci (Federico Fiori)

The Congregation of Monte Cassino in San Vitale, which commissioned this picture, ordered mBarocci to add more figures to his original design. The painting, finished in 1583, was brought to Urbino and placed on the altar dedicated to the saint. In the 18th century it was moved to the sacristy where it stayed until the Napoleonic confiscations. The picture – which had a major impact on Bolognese painting, especially on Annibale Carracci – combines an academic tone with more realistic notes in its crowded composition.

Download hi-res image TITLE Martyrdom of St. Vitalis
AUTHOR Federico Barocci (Federico Fiori)
DATE 1580 - 3
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 302 x 268
INVENTORY 401
ROOM XXVII
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