Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

St Thomas

oil on panel (108 × 83 cm) — c. 1611 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Peter Paul Rubens biography

This work is linked to John 11:16

Around 1612 Rubens made a series of portraits of the apostles, in commission of the duke of Lerma. All paintings show an attribute to identify the apostle. Thomas holds a spear, the weapon that supposedly killed him and made him a martyr.

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