(b. 1699, Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, d. 1749, Rome)

Mass of St Basil

Oil on canvas, 134 x 80 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

This painting is a large-size model for the altarpiece executed for the St. Peter's but transferred to the Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome. This altarpiece is the masterpiece of the artist.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 2 minutes):
Gregor Joseph Werner: Vesperae de Confessoris - Iste confessor