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Seville Cathedral: South Transept – San Cristóbal fresco by Mateo Pérez de Alesio


San Cristóbal Fresco
The fresco shown in the image depicts giant San Cristóbal (St. Christopher) carrying a child, who happens to be Jesus in disguise, on his shoulder and crossing the river. It is on the wall next to the tomb of Columbus situated in the south transept of the Seville Cathedral.

It is an impressive work by Mateo Pérez de Alesio, who painted it in 1583. He was an Italian painter born in Lecce, and as a student of Michelangelo, he worked with him in the Sistine Chapel.

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