8 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,000
GBP 2,000 - GBP 4,000
Neapolitan School, 17th Century
The Martyrdom of Saint Apollonia
oil on canvas
45 x 38½ in. (114.3 x 97.7 cm.)
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Saint Apollonia was a virgin martyr of Alexandria who suffered during an uprising against the Christians prior to the persecution of Decius. Her teeth were forcibly removed before being burned at the stake, for refusing to sacrifice to the pagan gods.
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Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 29 April 1966, lot 50.
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