(b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)

The Daughter of of Emperor Gordian is Exorcised by St Triphun

Tempera on canvas, 141 x 300 cm
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice

Episode No. 7 of the series of seven paintings "Episodes from the Life of Sts Jerome, George and Triphun".

The level of expression attained in the first two Schiavoni canvases is not matched by the other two, which were probably painted around 1507, at least according to the date on the scroll on the second step in the Baptism of the Selenites. More lacking in poetic visual power is the canvas showing the Daughter of Emperor Gordian Exorcized by St Triphun, where the composition of the scene and the poor use of colour actually suggest the hand of some assistant. In any case, there is no denying that Carpaccio goes through a difficult creative period around the middle of the first decade of the 16th century.