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Frans Hals: St Matthew

Frans Hals 1580 – 1666

St Matthew

oil on canvas (70 × 55 cm) — mid-17th century Museum Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Odessa

This work is linked to Matthew 1:1

St Matthew is often depicted with an angel-like boy. Contrary to the other evangelists his attribute is not an animal but a human being. That is because his gospel begins with a list of fathers and sons, Jesus' family tree.

The painting is part of a series with Luke and Mark.

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