Giovanni Buonconsiglio
Saints Sebastian, Roch, and Lawrence

Church of San Giacomo dall'Orio, Venice, Italy

The handle of St. Lawrence's gridiron is just barely visible in the lower left corner. St. Sebastian is tied to a column, which substitutes for the customary tree in some classicizing portraits. As usual, he is stripped and pierced by arrows. St. Roch is also presented as usual, with a pilgrim's staff, hat, and clothing and pointing to the lesion in his thigh that signifies the bubonic plague. Roch and Sebastian were considered especially helpful intercessors in time of plague.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.