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A papal Saint

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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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 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    c. 1500

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    76 x 31 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Presented by Mrs Thomas Wood, 1938


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