The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen was the first Christian martyr, and was stoned to death. Saul (the future Saint Paul) guards the clothes of those who stone Saint Stephen outside the city. (Acts of the Apostles 7: 58-60).

If the painting is definitely by Antonio Carracci, a date of about 1610 would seem likely.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1589? - 1618
Full title
The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen
Date made
about 1610
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
64 x 50.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number
NG77
Location in Gallery