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Saint Sebastian

Juan Sánchez Cotán, Spanish, (June 1560–September 8, 1627)

Creation date: ca. 1603
Creation place: Spain

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on copper
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Accession Number: 1990.105
Dimensions: 4 7/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (12.38 cm x 8.89 cm)


Stanley Moss & Company, Inc., Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York ( - November 30, 1990)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (November 30, 1990 - )

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Sánchez Cótan is best known for the still life paintings he created around the year 1600, but after entering a monastery in 1603, the painter turned primarily to more traditional religious subject matter. Executed in a precise, miniaturist technique on a copper panel, there is little apparent connection between this work and the Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, but the Saint Sebastian does compare to Sánchez Cotán’s later, more conventional paintings. This tiny painting may be one of the “miniatures” that are listed in the posthumous inventory of the artist’s studio.
Last Updated: 1/4/2010


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Dalí and the Spanish Baroque Salvador Dalí Museum , 2/2/2007 - 6/24/2007

Art of Devotion The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/28/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Julie Dunn, ed. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 137, Figure Number: 137

William B. Jordan. La Imitación del la naturaleza: Museo del Prado. Madrid, Spain, 1992
Page Number: 16, Figure Number: 3

Mr. Mark P. McDonald. Print Quarterly Print Quarterly Publications. London, England, September 2004
Page Number: 335 note 9, 336, Figure Number: 173

Mr. Steven Kern. Belvedere, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. Wien, Austria, 2004
Page Number: 40-51 notes 1-26/95-100 notes 1-26, Figure Number: 2

Mr. Mark (Hank) Hine. Dalí and the Spanish Baroque Salvador Dalí Museum Editions. Saint Petersburg, Florida, 2007
Page Number: 18, 19, 20, Figure Number: 9

Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt. Dalí and the Spanish Baroque Salvador Dalí Museum Editions. Saint Petersburg, Florida, 2007
Page Number: 101 no. 9

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