This version of the Communion of St. Lucy, a preparatory sketch for a fresco, shows the
ceremony of the last Communion linked to the sacrament of Extreme Unction, and
not the cruel vision of the saint’s martyrdom, more common in previous years. The
scene is framed by monumental architectural sets and the background landscape
is enriched by classical buildings


  • Title: Communion of Saint Lucy
  • Creator: Giambattista Tiepolo
  • Date Created: 1748 approx.
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 39 x 23 cm
  • Provenance: Antonio Guasconi inheritance, 1863
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Comunione di santa Lucia
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Place: Madrid
  • Artist Death Date: 1770
  • Artist Birth Place: Venice
  • Artist Birth Date: 1696

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