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Saint Paul seated reading
After Jacob de Gheyn III

Saint Paul is shown with his usual attributes, a book and a sword (in the lower left-hand corner). The artist made an etching of this composition which identified the figure as Saint Paul on a cartellino (a painted imitation of a small piece of paper) attached to the step. The status of the painting is unclear but it is probably a copy after the etching. However, it has also been claimed as the original on which the etching is based.

Key facts
Artist After Jacob de Gheyn III
Artist dates about 1596 - 1641
Full title Saint Paul seated reading
Date made about 1620
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 120.2 x 96.8 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1921
Inventory number NG3590
Location in Gallery Not on display
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