Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez 1599 – 1660

Saint Thomas

oil on canvas (94 × 73 cm) — 1618-1620 Museum Musée des beaux-arts, Orléans

Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez biography

This work is linked to John 11:16

The apostle Thomas. He wears a heavy habit and carries his usual attribute: the spear that was used to kill him.

Velázquez used the model he also used for St John at Patmos.

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