TINTORETTO
(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)

St Roch in Prison Visited by an Angel (detail)

1567
Oil on canvas
San Rocco, Venice

While the seated man in the left foreground is closely chained to the damp wall, the prisoner standing next to him can exchange a few words with the guard at the round hatch. A thief with his hand cut off as punishment is visible through the grating in the floor. A companion lowers food into this desolate dungeon.




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