Wednesday, 26 December 2012

St Stephen by Rubens

Today is the feast of St Stephen the protomartyr. I posted about him, his cult and some of his depictions in art, with appropriate links, last year in St Stephen.
This year here is another depiction of his death - again very much in the most dramatic Baroque style:

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The Martyrdom of St Stephen

Peter Paul Rubens
Musee des Beaux Arts, Valenciennes

Image: fr.wikipedia

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