In a vision Saint Augustine saw a child trying to empty the sea into a hole dug in the sand; when Augustine told him that this was impossible, the child replied that Augustine was engaged on the equally impossible task of explaining the Trinity.
about 1593 - after 1630
Fantastic Ruins with Saint Augustine and the Child
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
45.7 x 65.7 cm
Presented by Sir Philip Sassoon Bt, GBE, through The Art Fund, 1923.
Location in Gallery