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Saints Gregory, Maurice and Augustine
Circle of Master of Liesborn

This panel formed one of the shutters from an altarpiece in Liesborn Abbey, Westphalia, Germany.

The saints have inscriptions identifying them on their haloes. On this, the right shutter, are Saint Gregory (the Annunciation is represented in his robes), Saint Maurice (a Roman soldier martyred with his troops for refusing to sacrifice to pagan gods) and Saint Augustine; on the left shutter are 'Saints Ambrose, Exuperius and Jerome'.

Key facts
Artist Circle of Master of Liesborn
Artist dates active second half of the 15th century
Full title Saints Gregory, Maurice and Augustine
Group Two Shutters from an Altarpiece
Date made about 1465-90
Medium and support Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Dimensions 120 x 67.9 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1854
Inventory number NG255
Location in Gallery Room 65
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Two Shutters from an Altarpiece

These two paintings formed the shutters of an altarpiece.