Detail from Carlo Crivelli, 'Saint Stephen', 1476
Saint Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers and stonemasons.
He was a deacon in the early Christian church and cared for the poor. Stephen was stoned to death by the Jewish council in Jerusalem after he condemned them for murdering the Messiah.
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The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN