Josse Lieferinxe
Saint Sebastian Cured by Irene

Circa 1497
Oil on panel, 32 x 21 9/16 in. (81.3 x 54.8 cm.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In the Graesse text the Golden Legend only says that Sebastian was liberatus, "set free," after being left for dead for four days. But in Caxton's translation, "The night after came a Christian woman for to take his body and to bury it, but she found him alive and brought him to her house, and took charge of him till he was all whole." The Early South English Legendary says the woman's name was Irene.

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Source: Philadelphia Museum of Art