Frans Hals 1582 – 1666

St Luke

oil on canvas (70 × 55 cm) — mid-17th century Museum Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Odessa

Frans Hals biography

This work is linked to Luke 1:1

St Luke can be recognized by his personal attribute, the ox. His gospel starts with the sacrifice by Zacharias, and the ox was often used for such purposes.

The painting is part of a series by Hals with the saints Mark and Matthew.

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