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A papal Saint

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This saint was formerly identified as Gregory the Great, one of the four Fathers of the Church. He wears a Papal tiara but there are no attributes which would identify him with certainty. This painting, together with 'Balthazar, the African Magus' must have formed side panels from an altarpiece. They might have been painted by the unidentified artist who painted a composition said to represent the marriage of Henry VI, now in the Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. The painting in Toledo has been dated between 1470 and 1500.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Oxford

Title

A papal Saint

Date

c. 1500

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 76 x W 31 cm

Accession number

WA1938.5

Acquisition method

Presented by Mrs Thomas Wood, 1938

Work type

Painting

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