Rome Shot 268

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  1. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    If guessing this has something to do with St. Luke proves correct, guessing it might be the Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina as church of the Accademia di San Luca seems incorrect…

  2. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Father, thank you!

    Is this what Wikipedia describes as “Virgin and Saints (1617) by Carlo Saraceni”? Unhandy searcher that I am, I cannot find a photograph of it – but looking at other paintings of his, I learn at last that he painted the painting you posted on 23 August, and that it is in San Simeone Profeta!

  3. Venerator: My apologies. I steered you wrong. This is not S.M. in Aquiro.

    This is Santa Maria in Monterone, sort of near the Largo Argentina.

    The altar painting is attributed to the very fine Pompeo Batoni, whose Sacred Heart in the Gesu is well-known. This is Mary between Sts. Peter Nolasco and Peter Pascasio. It was a Mercedarian church that eventually went to the Redemptorists.

    The great Roman poet “Er Belli” was born nearby here in 1791.

  4. Venerator Sti Lot says:


    My belated thanks for this correction, with its wealth of details to follow up!

    Sts. Peter Nolasco and Peter Pascasio as complements to your St. Raymond Nonnatus post – and when one knows, how clear the pointing of the ransomed captives to their Benefactors, Our Lady of Mercy and the Redemption of the Captives and Her Son.

    And how delightful – and humbling – to read of Pompeo Batoni – how likely that I have seen other works of his (very fine, indeed), but how bewildering not to have a sense of him, if so. (The picture within a picture seems uncharacteristic of the other paintings of his I have just seen online – might there be an element of gratitude to St. Luke, after his induction into the Accademia di San Luca, which Wikipedia notes?)

    And the astonishing “Er Belli”! – more translations, at least, of whose poems I should try…

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