Four Saints

Centre, Saint Augustine, Doctor of the Church, holds his symbol, a flaming heart; left, (Saint) Louis IX (1215 - 1270), King of France. On the right, Saint John the Evangelist, is identified by his attribute of an eagle, symbol of inspiration.

This is a preliminary modello for an altarpiece (now destroyed) of 1737-38 executed for S. Salvatore, Venice.

Key facts

Artist dates
1696 - 1770
Full title
Saints Augustine, Louis of France, John the Evangelist and a Bishop Saint
Date made
before 1737
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
58.1 x 33.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1885
Inventory number
Location in Gallery