Francesco Ferdinandi (1679-1743)
The Martyrdom of St. Eustace

Oil on canvas
Behind the main altar at the Church of Sant'Eustachio, Rome

The painting follows the narrative in the Golden Legend: For refusing to sacrifice to the gods, St. Eustace and his wife and sons are to be enclosed in a brazen bull which will be heated till they die.

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