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Saint Charles Borromeo in Ecstasy
  • Agostino Santagostino
    circa 1635–1706
    active: Italy
  • Saint Charles Borromeo in Ecstasy, late 1600s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 30.5 x 38.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 12 x 15 in
    Frame Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 20 7/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1950.0072
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Painting depicting a scene of figures in an interior. There is a full-length figure in the left center, wearing bishop's robes (identified as Saint Charles Brromeo) and slumped onto his knees. He is being assisted by two winged figures. There is a glowing figure/object in the top left corner surrounded by clouds and putti. There is a mantle/fireplace in the bottom left quadrant. Pendant to Vision of Saint Charles Borromeo 1950.0071