The Martyrdom of Saint Justina

The Martyrdom of Saint Justina is a c.1570-1575 oil on canvas painting by Paolo Veronese with assistance from his younger brother, originally produced for Santa Giustina Basilica in Padua and now in the Uffizi in Florence.[1] It shows the martyrdom of Justina of Padua.

The Martyrdom of Saint Justina
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ArtistPaolo Veronese
Yearc. 1570-1575
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions103 cm × 115 cm (41 in × 45 in)
LocationUffizi, Florence

A painting on this subject is recorded in the Canonici collection in Ferrara in 1632, probably this work. From there it passed into the collection of Paolo del Sera, agent and intermediary in Venice for cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici. The cardinal himself acquired it and Veronese's Annunciation from del Sera in 1654 and brought them both to Florence. Martyrdom was restored in 1988.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Gloria Fossi, Uffizi, Giunti, Firenze 2004. ISBN 88-09-03675-1
  2. ^ "Catalogue page" (in Italian).