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Subjects : Religion
Keywords : Arab, Jerusalem, Renaissance painting, Saint Stephen, crowd, divine inspiration, urban environment
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La Prédication de saint Etienne à Jérusalem

The Preaching of Saint Stephen is an oil on canvas painted in 1514 by the Italian artist of the Venetian school, Vittore Carpaccio. It is housed in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The painting was one of five scenes depicting the life of Saint Stephen, painted between 1511 and 1514 for the Scuola dei Lanieri, Santo Stefano (Venice). The series, which also included The Ordination of Saint Stephen (Berlin-Dahlem, Gemäldegalerie), The Dispute of Saint Stephen (Milan, Brera) and The Stoning of Saint Stephen (Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie), was dismantled in 1806 and dispersed (and remains incomplete) when the religious houses were abolished. Two panels went to the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, and in 1812 Dominique Vivant Denon exchanged some Nordic paintings in the Louvre for Italian works in the Brera, and this panel of The Preaching was transferred under this agreement. Another panel is in Berlin, one has disappeared, and the fifth is in Stuttgart. The preaching of Saint Stephen, deacon, depicted in this painting in the Louvre, took place in Jerusalem. This gave Carpaccio an excuse to fill his canvas with picturesque oriental costumes and architecture. The Jerusalem of early Christianity is here identified with Constantinople (actually Yoros Castle on the opposite bank of the Bosphorus) - a fantastical, imaginary Constantinople, with Turkish, ancient, Byzantine and Italian elements. In a letter to the Marquis of Mantua, Carpaccio proudly refers to the view of Jerusalem he had [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


« La Prédication de saint Etienne à Jérusalem » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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