Location on South Colonnade

107. St. Ubald
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
South Curved Arm

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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St. Ubald
Born - c.1084
Died 1160 Gubbio, Italy

Feastday - 16 May

Statue created - c.1669-1670
This is one of the group of 16 installed between
1 May 1669 and August 1670.

Sculptor - Giovanni Maria De Rossi
He received payments for his five statues in December 1668 and December 1669. De Rossi's statues in this area show a greater adherence to the Bernini style than those in the north arm.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is represented with a bishop's iconography: bearded man, pontifical robes, and miter. Also, in his right hand is an open book.

The medieval bishop of Gubbio is still celebrated at the Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo in Gubbio, where his relics are enshrined.


Saints on South Colonnade
Curved Arm

107. Ubald

106. John Chrysostom

Saints on South Colonnade
Curved Arm

107. Ubald

106. John Chrysostom

After 2014 Restoration


The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore s.t.l.


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