Gortzius Geldorp 1553 – ca. 1616

Luke the Evangelist

oil on canvas (82 × 64 cm) — c. 1605 Museum Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht

This work is linked to Luke 1:1

This is one of the portraits of the four evangelists made by the Flemish artist Gortzius Geldorp. Luke is writing his gospel. The sheet of paper is supported by an ox's head; the ox is Luke's most common attribute.

Luke is also the patron saint of painters. Perhaps Geldorp wanted to show that by showing him in a position where he might just as well be drawing or painting.

  1. Matthew
  2. Mark
  3. Luke
  4. John

Photo: Museum Catharijneconvent / Ruben de Heer.

Tags: Luke

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