Thursday, December 25, 2008

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen by Carlo CrivelliDepiction of St. Stephen from The Demidoff Altarpiece by Carlo Crivelli. The objects around St. Stephen's head and body are depictions of the rocks, which were used to kill him.

Saint Stephen, depicted by Carlo Crivelli in 1476 with three stones and the martyrs' palm. He is depicted with the clerical tonsure, vested in a dalmatic and holding a Gospel Book in his right hand.
This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris) in this case (c. 1435 – c. 1495) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from that date.

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