Saint Dominic

This panel was once part of a larger structure with the image of the Virgin and Child in the centre. Dominic wears the habit of the religious order that he founded in 1216. He holds a white lily, symbolising the purity of his life, and a book, alluding to his great learning.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1312/20; died 1348
Full title
Saint Dominic
Date made
about 1340
Medium and support
Tempera on panel
70.4 × 37.7 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from a private collection
Inventory number
Location in Gallery