Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez 1599 – 1660

Saint Paul

oil on canvas (99 × 78 cm) — 1618-1620 Museum Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez biography

This work is linked to 1 Corinthians 1:1

Paul is shown here without a sword, his usual attribute. He can easily be identified by the text in the upper left corner. He sits on a bench that has the same colour as his robe and the wall.

In his hands he holds a book. Or perhaps it is the notebook he used to write his many letters in.

The painting was made by a young Velázquez.

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