The Patron Saints of the Crotta Family
This article needs additional citations for verification. (November 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|The Patron Saints of the Crotta Family|
|Artist||Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo|
|Subject||St. Grata converts the Crotta family to Christianity|
|Dimensions||194 × 318.5 cm|
|Location||Städel Museum, Frankfurt|
The Patron Saints of the Crotta Family is a 1750 oil painting by the Italian artist Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo.
The work depicts the legend of St. Grata, supposedly an ancestor of the Crotta family. Grata, accompanied by the martyrs Firmus and Rusticus, presents her pagan father with the head of Alexander of Bergamo. Instead of blood flowing from the disembodied head, flowers bloom from the wound. Having seen this miraculous sight, Grata's father embraces Christianity and introduces it to Bergamo.
- "GIAMBATTISTA TIEPOLO : THE PATRON SAINTS OF THE CROTTA FAMILY, CA. 1750". Staedelmuseum.de. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
|This article about an eighteenth-century painting is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|