(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)
Scenes from the Life of St Christopher (scene 3)1448-57
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 right-hand wall of the chapel was dedicated to St Christopher. From the upper left to the lower right the scenes were St Christopher before the King (scene 1); the Confrontation with the Devil (scene 2); St Christopher Carrying Christ across the River (scene 3); St Christopher and the Soldiers of the King of Samos in Lycia (scene 4); the Martyrdom of St Christopher (scene 5); the Removal of his Body (scene 6).
The composition of the whole wall was Mantegna's work, but only the two bottom pictures (scenes 5 and 6) were painted by him.