Saint Roch

Saint Roch, a pilgrim with an ulcerated thigh caused by the plague, was turned out of Piacenza, but his dog brought him a loaf every day and an angel tended his wound.

This was the left wing of a triptych in Santa Maria della Scala, Verona. The other wing was a Saint Sebastian by Francesco di Marco India Torbido (now missing) and the centrepiece was Gerolamo dai Libri's 'Virgin and Child with Saint Anne', also in the Collection.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1486/8 - 1522
Full title
Saint Roch
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
156.8 x 55.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1864
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Panels from an Altarpiece, S.Maria della Scala, Verona