Saint Blaise and another Saint Bishop (Saint Maurus?)

Bartolomeo Montagna1500 - 1502

Museo di Castelvecchio

Museo di Castelvecchio
Verona, Italy

The Vicentine painter Bartolomeo Montagna is the author of a large panel with Saint Blaise and a bishop saint, originally part of a monumental polyptych for the high altar of Santi Nazaro e Celso. Four other fragments of the altar are preserved in the church: a Pietà and figures of saints. Against a dark background behind a parted curtain, the two saints are truly vivid portraits that combine the volumetric and psychological solidity of Antonello da Messina with a mood of melancholy reminiscent of Lorenzo Lotto.


  • Title: Saint Blaise and another Saint Bishop (Saint Maurus?)
  • Creator: Bartolomeo Montagna (Vicenza 1449 ca. - 1523)
  • Date Created: 1500 - 1502
  • Physical Dimensions: H 110 x L 85,5 cm
  • Provenance: Verona, church of Santi Nazaro e Celso, altar; Cesare Bernasconi; in the Museum since 1871
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: tempera on board

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