St. Quentin (Pontormo)
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||150 cm × 100 cm (59 in × 39 in)|
|Location||Pinacoteca Comunale, Sansepolcro|
St. Quentin is a painting attributed to the Italian Renaissance master Jacopo Pontormo. According to Giorgio Vasari's Vite, one of Pontormo's pupils, Gianmaria Pichi, was commissioned by his hometown of Sansepolcro a processional standard with the figure of St. Quentin; Pontormo decided to collaborate on the work, at the extent that he finished to complete most of it. The saint's posture resembles that of the Dying Slave by Michelangelo: the fact that Pontormo was friend of the latter, confirms the attribution.
The position of the nails in St. Quentin's body is directly inspired to Jacopo da Varagine's Legenda Aurea.
- D’Adda, R. (2004). Pontormo. Milan: Rizzoli/Skira. pp. 98–99.