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Saint Quentin (painting)

Sansepolcro Michelangelo Dying Slave
St. Quentin
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ArtistJacopo Pontormo
Year1517
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions150 cm × 100 cm (59 in × 39 in)
LocationPinacoteca Comunale, Sansepolcro

Saint Quentin is a painting attributed to the Italian Renaissance master Jacopo Pontormo, now in the Pinacoteca Comunale in 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.

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