Eustache LeSueur, St. Gervasius and St. Protasius Brought before Anastasius

Oil on canvas, 140 x 269 in. (357 x 684 cm.)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The saints appear before their judge as they would before St. Ambrose, as young men (note the incipient beards) dressed in white tunics and mantles. As in some other paintings, the artist has chosen to suppress the boots that the saints wore in Ambrose's vision. The object held by the soldier in the foreground appears to be a scourge, the weapon used in Gervasius' martyrdom. The sword that would behead Protasius is held by the soldier in the green tunic.

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