A beautiful red chalk preliminary sketch of St Roch by Roderigo Bernardino Siciliano (1606-1657) Modern frame.
The pilgrim Saint Roch (1295-1327) journeyed from his home in Montpellier to Rome, during the course of which he cured plague victims in Aquapendente. A cult of veneration developed around him in the 15th and 16th centuries, following the translation of his relics to Venice. According to legend, when Saint Roch was stricken with the plague he was cured with the assistance of a dog who brought him bread each day. He was especially venerated in Venice, where outbreaks of the plague occurred regularly.
Condition: Very good
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