Martyrdom of St. Ursula

Luigi Rodriguez1600-1630

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Depiction of the story of St. Ursula. She is standing at center left looking up with her arms crossed in front of her chest, while a soldier aims an arrow at her. She is surrounded by the massacring of maidens by other soldiers, while winged putti fly above.


  • Title: Martyrdom of St. Ursula
  • Creator: Luigi Rodriguez
  • Date Created: 1600-1630
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Brush and brown wash, white gouache, pen and brown ink, black chalk on brown paper
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Dimensions: 23.3 x 29.9 cm (9 3/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

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