Jusepe de Ribera, The Martyrdom of Saint Philip


Jusepe (José) de Ribera, The Martyrdom of Saint Philip, 1639, oil on canvas, 92 x 92″ / 234 x 234 cm (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid)

The English Romantic poet, Lord Byron, wrote that the artist, “Spagnoletto [the little Spaniard] tainted / His brush with all the blood of all the sainted” (Don Juan , xiii. 71).

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Jusepe de Ribera, The Martyrdom of Saint Philip," in Smarthistory, November 25, 2015, accessed June 23, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/jusepe-de-ribera-the-martyrdom-of-saint-philip/.