The Martyrdom of Sant' Emerenziana by Ercole Ferrata

Bozzetto for altarpiece at the church of Sant' Agnese in Piazza Navona, Rome.

Details

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
71 x 52 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
1968
Vendor:
Heim Gallery

Depicts Sant'Emerenziana being stoned to death when praying beside the grave of St Agnes. Marble altar piece was unfinished at artist's death so this maquette provides the original design.

Provenance

Doria-Pamphilj, Rome; Private Collection, Rome; Private Collection, Switzerland.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

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