Friday, May 19, 2017

St James the Elder

St James the Elder
Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640
oil on panel (108 × 84 cm) — 1612-1613

Acts 12:2 - And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

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.
>>>>> Rubens' Apostles Series

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