Saturday, February 06, 2010

Saint Scholastica

Andrea Mantegna 1431-1506
Detail showing Saint Scholastica in the Altarpiece of St Luke
Tempera on panel 97 × 37 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Jean II Restout (1692, - 1768)
The Death of St Scholastica
Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours

The Death of St Scholastica was commissioned for a monastery at Bourgueil, not far from Tours, and is the companion picture to an Ecstasy of St Benedict. St Benedict was her twin.