An image of Saint Roch

Giambattista Tiepolo

(Italy 05 Mar 1696 – 27 Mar 1770)

Saint Roch

Other titles:
The Weary Pilgrim, San Rocco, St Roch
Location
15th–19th c European art
Year
1730-1735
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
52.6 x 41.7 cm board; 70.2 x 59.1 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of J S Heron 1912
Accession number
1152
Provenance
John Speir Heron, pre 1890-Jun 1912, Castle Hill/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by JS Heron (1872–1951)'s grandfather in England in the mid 19th century. Heron brought the painting to Australia circa 1890 when he migrated with his widowed mother Edith Pape Heron (1852–1908). The painting was on loan to the Gallery c1905. Heron gifted the painting to the Gallery in 1912 as 'being the most suitable resting place for it and as a memento of the fact that the wreck of the 'Pericles' involving a loss close in a million sterling in property, was unattended, mercifully, by any loss of life' [JS Heron's letter to AGNSW 8 Jan 1912, AGNSW archives].