A Saint with a Fortress and a Banner

This work is a panel of an altarpiece, of which 'A Youthful Saint Reading' is also a part. The saint with the red cross banner was formerly considered to be Saint George, but is very probably Terentius, Patron of Pesaro.

This picture is probably an early work by Gerolamo da Santacroce, and the style is derived from the late works of Giovanni Bellini.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1516; died 1556?
Full title
A Saint with a Fortress and a Banner
Date made
probably about 1512-25
Medium and support
Oil on spruce
117.8 x 47.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Panels from an Altarpiece

Girolamo da Santacroce
probably about 1512-25
Attributed to Gerolamo da Santacroce: 'A Youthful Saint Reading'