San Bartolomeo, San Sebastiano

Saint Bartholemew, Saint Sebastian, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Saint Sebaldus

Sebastiano Luciani detto Sebastiano del Piombo

Author
Sebastiano Luciani detto Sebastiano del Piombo
Venezia, 1485 - Roma, 1547
Title
Saint Bartholemew, Saint Sebastian, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Saint Sebaldus
Catalogue
1804
Provenance
Venice, church of San Bartolomeo
Hall
Hall VIII

The church of San Bartolomeo (Saint Bartholemew) near the Rialto, was attended by the large community of German merchants in the city (the same who frequented the Fondaco dei Tedeschi nearby) and this explains the presence of Saint Sebaldus, patron saint of Nuremberg, as it says on the cartouche. These antique organ doors are among the rare public works painted by Sebastiano Luciani in the city of his birth before leaving for Rome in 1511 with Agostino Chigi, acclaimed patron of the arts.