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The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
Peter Paul Rubens

Jesus used Simon Peter's boat to preach from, and then led the fishermen to a miraculous catch of fish (Luke 5: 1-10). After this he called for them to be fishers of men.

The central part of the design derives from the central panel of a triptych in Notre Dame au delà de la Dyle, Malines, painted by Rubens in 1617-19.

Key facts
Artist Peter Paul Rubens
Artist dates 1577 - 1640
Full title The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
Date made 1618-19
Medium and support Black chalk, pen and oil on paper, stuck on canvas
Dimensions 55 x 85 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1861
Inventory number NG680
Location in Gallery Room 18
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