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Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo

( c. 1480 - c. 1548 )

The Death of St. Peter Martyr

circa 1530-1535

Oil on canvas

115.3 x 141 cm (45 ³/₈ x 55 ¹/₂ inches)

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Possibly John Talbot (died 1852), 16th Earl of Shrewsbury, Alton Towers, Staffordshire, by 1835;
possibly by descent in the Talbot family, with a member of the family giving it to St. Alban’s Roman Catholic Church, Macclesfield, Cheshire;
St Alban’s Roman Catholic Church, Macclesfield, Cheshire, probably by 1900, but certainly by 1930
‘A selection of 2001 museum acquisitions’, Apollo, December 2001, p. 31
D. Masello, ‘Saint and Sinner’ from ‘100 Top Treasures’, Art and Antiques, November 2002, p. 70
‘New Acquisition’, Art Institute of Chicago News and Events, January/February 2002, p. 5
C. E. Gilbert, ‘Savoldo’s Death of Peter Martyr’, Arte Documento, vols. 17–19, 2003, pp. 290–93
L. J. Feinberg, ‘Notable Acquisitions at the Art Institute of Chicago’, Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 30, 1, 2004,
pp. 54–55
V. Sgarbi and M. Lucco, Natura e maniera tra Tiziano e Caravaggio: le ceneri violette di Giorgione, exh. cat., Milan, 2004, pp. 152–53, under cat. no. 29

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo