Saint Peter Damian
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 Peter Damian was born in Ravenna in around 1007.  He became a prior of the Camaldolese monastery at Fonte-Avellano. He was important to the Camaldolese as wrote the life of Saint Romuald, the founder of order.

Peter Damian was a vocal advocate of clerical reform, and acted as a Papal legate on several diplomatic missions.  He is depicted here holding a bishop’s crook and wearing the mitre in reference to his appointment as cardinal-Bishop of Ostia in 1057. Finally he returned to the monastic life, dying in 1072.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1365; died 1398 -1400
Full title
Saint Peter Damian
Group
Date made
about 1365-70
Medium and support
Tempera on panel
Dimensions
48.2 x 11.6 x 2.4 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton
Inventory number
L1082
Location in Gallery

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