’Left wall of St. Sebastian chapel in Roure.’
The left wall of the St. Sebastian chapel in Roure, a village 45 km north of Nice, shows six scenes from the live of St. Sebastian, a captain of the Praetorian Guard under the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Top left we see him imprisoned because of his pro-Christian attitude. In the centre he is brought before the emperor and top right we see him standing dressed as a nobleman. Below left is the well-known scene of his execution. In the centre Sebastian, nursed back to health, is condemning Diocletian for his cruelty. The final, partly destroyed scene, show the death of Sebastian. The frescos were executed in 1510 by Andrea de Cella, one of the so-called 'peintres primitifs niçois' (primitive painters of Nice). Photo Mick Palarczyk.