Hl. Bartholomäus
Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652)

Hl. Bartholomäus,

1633/35
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
76,5 x 64 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
7604
Acquisition
1861 aus dem Nachlass des Galeriekonservators Gündter erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jusepe de Ribera, Hl. Bartholomäus, 1633/35, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qr4D0204pE (Last updated on 08.11.2022)
The holy apostle, already grey, holds his attribute—the knife—in his hand. According to legend, he was skinned alive. Set against a dark background and lit by an external source, parts of his heavily wrinkled face and his hands stand out distinctly; his spotless robe seems to glow. The fundamental traits of the painting are in keeping with the ‘Bartholomew’ executed by Ribera now in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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