Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

St James the Elder

oil on panel (108 × 84 cm) — 1612-1613 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Peter Paul Rubens biography

This work is linked to Acts 12:2

Around 1612 Rubens made a series of portraits of the apostles, in commission of the duke of Lerma. James is identified by his pilgrim's attributes: the hat and the staff.

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