(b. 1488, Paredes de Nava, d. 1561, Valladolid)

St Sebastian

Polychrome wood
National Museum of Religious Carvings, Valladolid

The statue belongs to the San Benito altarpiece.

Berruguete was commissioned in 1526 to carve the retable of San Benito in Valladolid, since dismantled but still preserved in the Valladolid museum. The figures of saints (including St Christopher) that form part of this altarpiece are among the most expressive he ever produced.