This painting is part of the group: The Littleton Pilaster Saints
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton, © St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton

Saint Luke was one of the four evangelists who wrote the gospels. He probably also wrote the Acts of the Apostles. He is supposed to have been a doctor.

According to legend, Luke painted a picture of the Virgin Mary. Because of this he is regarded as the patron saint of painters. Medieval artists' guilds are usually called Guilds of Saint Luke.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1365; died 1398 -1400
Full title
Saint Luke
Group
Date made
about 1365-70
Medium and support
Tempera on panel
Dimensions
48.2 x 15.7 x 2.3 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton
Inventory number
L1081
Location in Gallery

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Jacopo di Cione and workshop
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Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop: 'Beata Paola'
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Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop: 'St. Peter Damien'
Painting
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop: 'St. Anthony Abbott'
Painting
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop: 'St. Bruno Boniface'
Painting
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Attributed to Jacopo di Cione and workshop: 'St. John the Evangelist'