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Master of Saint Giles

active about 1500

The Master of Saint Giles was apparently active in Paris in the years around 1500. He is named from the two paintings in the Collection, which show episodes from the life of Saint Giles. These panels are related to two others (now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington), showing episodes from the life of a Bishop Saint and the baptism of Clovis. The four panels probably formed part of an altarpiece and are notable for the views they contain of sites in and near Paris.

The painter is evidently Netherlandish by training, but may have been of either French or Netherlandish origin.