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Lecture 7 -
Ribera, The Martyrdom of Saint Philip, 1639

Jusepe (Jose) de Ribera, The Martyrdom of Saint Philip, 1639, oil on canvas, 92 x 92 in. (234 x 234 cm), (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)The English Romantic poet, Lord Byron , wrote that the artist, "Spagnoletto [the little Spaniard] tainted/His brush with all the blood of all the sainted" (Don Juan , xiii. 71).


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