Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen is the patron saint of bricklayers and stonemasons.

He was a deacon in the early Christian church and cared for the poor. Stephen was stoned to death by the Jewish council in Jerusalem after he condemned them for murdering the Messiah.

Carlo Crivelli, 'Saint Stephen', 1476
Carlo Crivelli, Saint Stephen, 1476 

Carlo Crivelli
Carlo Crivelli: 'Saint Stephen'

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Attributed to Antonio Carracci: 'The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen'
The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen
Possibly by Antonio Carracci