Saint Quentin (painting)
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||150 cm × 100 cm (59 in × 39 in)|
|Location||Pinacoteca Comunale, Sansepolcro|
According to Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists, one of Pontormo's pupils, Gianmaria Pichi, was commissioned by his hometown of Sansepolcro a processional standard with the figure of saint Quentin; Pontormo decided to collaborate on the work, at the extent that he finished to complete most of it.
The saint's posture resembles that of the Dying Slave by Michelangelo (1513-1516), a friend of Pontormo. The position of the nails in the saint's body is directly inspired to Jacopo da Varagine's Legenda Aurea.
- D’Adda, R. (2004). Pontormo. Milan: Rizzoli/Skira. pp. 98–99.