COSTA, Lorenzo the Younger
(b. 1537, Mantova, d. 1583, Mantova)
The Martyrdom of St Hadrian1570
Oil on canvas
Church of St Barbara, Mantua
This painting was commissioned from Lorenzo Costa the Younger (also Called Lorenzo Costa Mantovano) by Guglielmo Gonzaga for the palace basilica of Santa Barbara. Guglielmo was the hunchbacked son of Federico Gonzaga.