#6583_”Saint Serapion,” after Zurbarán


11″ x 14″ unframed original drawing on off-white 93 lb (150 gm) archival paper

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This one-of-a-kind unframed original pencil and ink drawing was created by New Orleans artist Emilie Rhys, from a photograph of the painting, on January 16, 2017 at the Hotel Elysee in New York City. The artist, while visiting NYC on vacation, often sat in the hotel library and chose a book with photographs of art or historic photographs from which to draw.

Francisco de Zurbarán was a Spanish painter known for religious paintings, and this drawing re-creates his oil painting "The Martyrdom of Saint Serapion."

There is a long history of artists turning for inspiration to the work of their predecessors, creating copies or interpretations of well-known masterworks.