MANTEGNA, Andrea
(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)

Scenes from the Life of St James (scene 6)

1448-57
Fresco
Cappella Ovetari, Chiesa degli Eremitani, Padua

This photograph was taken before the chapel was destroyed on 11 March 1944. Today only fragments of the lower wall area remain. The left-hand wall showed scenes from the story of the Apostle James. They are from the upper left to the lower right: the Calling of Sts James and John (scene 1); the Preaching of St James (scene 2); St James Baptizing Hermogenes (scene 3); the Trial of St James (scene 4); St James Led to Execution (scene 5); the Martyrdom of St James (scene 6).