(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)

The Martyrdom of St Maurice (detail)

Oil on canvas, detail size 125 x 103 cm
Chapter House, Monasterio de San Lorenzo, El Escorial

The physical side of the martyrdom is symbolised by the small group comprising the one martyred figure, the figure, in the pose of his Christ of the Baptism, awaiting martyrdom and the grand figure in back-view of the executioner.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.