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Saint Roch, a pilgrim with an ulcerated thigh caused by the plague, was turned out of Piacenza, but his dog brought him a loaf every day and an angel tended his wound.

This was the left wing of a triptych in Santa Maria della Scala, Verona. The other wing was a Saint Sebastian by Francesco di Marco India Torbido (now missing) and the centrepiece was Gerolamo dai Libri's 'Virgin and Child with Saint Anne', also in the Collection.

Details

  • Title: Saint Roch
  • Creator: Paolo Morando
  • Date Created: 1518
  • Physical Dimensions: 156.8 x 55.2 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • School: Italian (Veronese)
  • More Info: Explore the National Gallery’s paintings online
  • Inventory number: NG735
  • Artist Dates: about 1486/8 - 1522
  • Artist Biography: Morando's training probably took place in Verona with Francesco Bonsignori and Francesco Morone. Morando is sometimes called Cavazzola.
  • Acquisition Credit: Bought, 1864

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