The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

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 dates
1577 - 1640
Full title
The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
Date made
Medium and support
Black chalk, pen and oil on paper, stuck on canvas
55 x 85 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1861
Inventory number
Location in Gallery