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Martyrdom of Saint Simon Zelotes and Saint Judas Thaddeus
  • Martin Johann Schmidt
    born: Grafenwörth, Archduchy of Austria (present-day Krems an der Donau, Austria) ; died: Stein, Archduchy of Austria (present-day Austria)
  • Martyrdom of Saint Simon Zelotes and Saint Judas Thaddeus, circa 1796
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 68.6 x 43.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 27 x 17 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1951.0070
Label Text

Figures in a landscape. Bottom half is a group of men. In the bottom center, a partially nude man (Simon Zelotes) is bound and being sawed in half by two men on either side. Center left another man is holding a club over his head, about to strike the man in green (Judas Thaddeus). There are three other figures, on one a horse center right. Top center a partially nude male figure with arms held out (Christ) is flanked by winged figures and children (angels and putti) with a cross. There is a cross in the upper left corner.