The depiction of Saint Sebastian has been one of the most prevalent in Western art, reaching its zenith in the 15th century when artists such as Mantegna, Botticelli and Titian all depicted the dying saint. His handsome and youthful appearance, combined with the gruesome brutality of his death, continues to fascinate artists today.
R. Casciaro, Rinascimento scolpito. Maestri del legno tra Marche e Umbria, exh. cat. Convento di San Dominico, Camerino, Milan, 2006, pp. 208-213, nos. 43-44.