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Alessandro Botticelli. Life and Works of St. Zenobius.

Alessandro Botticelli. Baptism of St. Zenobius and his Appointment as Bishop. c.1500-1505. Tempera on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. More. Order a Poster or Print

Alessandro Botticelli. Life and Works of St. Zenobius.
Baptism of St. Zenobius and his Appointment as Bishop. Botticeli depicted the life and work of St. Zenobius (337-417), the first bishop of Florence, in 4 paintings. In the first scene, St. Zenobius is shown twice: he rejects the bride that his parents intended him to take in marriage and walks thoughtfully away (on the left). The other episodes show the baptism of the young Zenobius and his mother, and on the right his ordination as bishop


Alessandro Botticelli. Three Miracles of St. Zenobius. c.1500-1505. Tempera on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. More.

Alessandro Botticelli. Three Miracles of St. Zenobius.

Three Miracles of St. Zenobius. On the left St. Zenobius saves two men who are possessed by devils. After praying for them in front of the cross, he blesses them, and little devils disappear out of their mouths. In the center St. Zenobius restores to life the child of a pilgrim to Rome. On the right he heals a blind man, who is kneeling before the bishop with his little dog.


Alessandro Botticelli. Three Miracles of St. Zenobius. c.1500-1505. Tempera on panel. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. More.

Alessandro Botticelli. Three Miracles of St. Zenobius.

Three Miracles of St. Zenobius. In front of an astonished crowd, St. Zenobius raises a young man from the dead. He also saves a man who fell from his horse while transporting the relics of saints. The scene in the interior shows St. Zenobius healing his sick deacon. The latter gets up immediately in order to use the water St. Zenobius has blessed to bring a dead relative to life.


Alessandro Botticelli. Last Miracle and the Death of St. Zenobius. c.1500-1505. Tempera on panel. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany. More.

Alessandro Botticelli. Last Miracle and the Death of St. Zenobius.

Last Miracle and the Death of St. Zenobius. A child is run over by a cart. His mother, a widow, brings the body to St. Zenobius, pleading to revive her son. St. Zenobius revives the child. On the the right, the dying bishop blesses those praying by his deathbed.

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