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The Conversion of Saint Hubert: Left Hand Shutter

Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

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Saint Hubert kneels in prayer in front of a vision of Christ upon the Cross, which has miraculously appeared between the antlers of a stag. Hubert was a courtier in Metz, a city in the eastern Frankish Kingdom, and an enthusiastic hunter. He had been out with his dogs in the forest of Ardennes when he had this vision of the crucified Christ – a confrontation that converted him to Christianity. Hubert became Bishop of Liège in 716.

The National Gallery, London



probably about 1480-5


Oil on oak


H 123 x W 83.2 cm

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Bought, 1854

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