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Sts Bartholomew and Julian the Hospitaler

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This painting belongs to a lost altarpiece of which two other fragments are known showing 'The Virgin and Child' and 'Sts Leonard and James the Great'. The apostle Bartholomew is usually depicted with a knife, the instrument of his martyrdom. St Julian, a nobleman who accidentally murdered his parents, founded a hospice for travellers in atonement. The artist formerly known as the Master of Santo Spirito has been plausibly identified as Agnolo di Domenico.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Medium

    tempera, oil (?) & gold on panel

  • Measurements

    77.9 x 64 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Fox-Strangways Gift, 1850

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH England

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