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

Scenes from the Life of St James (scene 6)

Cappella Ovetari, Chiesa degli Eremitani, Padua

This badly damaged fresco, showing the Martyrdom of St James, was transferred to canvas in 1886-91), and thus combined with a copy of the original. The Apostle James is seen lying along the bottom edge of the painting, a device to draw us into the scene unfolding immediately before us. The moment depicted is the instant before the martyrdom takes place.