Eustache Le Sueur 1616 – 1655

Paul in Ephesus

oil on canvas (111 × 85 cm) — 1648-49 Museum The National Gallery, London

Eustache Le Sueur biography

This work is linked to Acts 19:19

During his visit to the city of Ephesus (now in Turkey) Paul converted many citizens to Christianity. Here the converts burn their books on 'curious arts' in front of the preaching Paul. According to the Acts, the books represented a value of fifty thousand pieces of silver.

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