Pieter Bruegel the Elder ca. 1520 – 1569

The Conversion of St Paul

oil on canvas (108 × 156 cm) — 1567 Museum Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Pieter Bruegel the Elder biography

This work is linked to Acts 9:4

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The small figure in blue, centre-right, is Saul. He has fallen from his horse, after being struck by a bolt of lightning from heaven. Saul, an ardent prosecutor of Christians, was on his way to Damascus.

This is one of the few scenes Bruegel did not situate in a Flemish landscape. He signed it on the rock in the lower right corner with BRVEGEL MDLXVII.

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