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How to spot your saints

Cleavers, poison and snakes, oh my! But what do they have to do with saints? Edward Dickenson explains all

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Paintings featured in this video: 

Saint Jerome by Guido Reni

Saint George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello

Saint George and the Dragon by Jacopo Tintoretto

Saint George and the Dragon by Gustave Moreau

Saint Michael by Carlo Crivelli

Saint Michael Triumphs over The Devil by Bartolomé Bermejo

Saint Francis of Assissi with Angels by Sandro Botticelli

Saint Veronica with the Sudarium

Saint John the Evangelist by Hans Memling

Saints Genevieve and Apollonia by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Saint Peter Martyr and a Bishop Saint by Giovanni Martino Spanzotti

Adoring Saints (Right Main Tier Panel) by Lorenzo Monaco

Saints Peter and Dorothy

Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Artemisia Gentileschi

Saint Catherine of Alexandria with a Donor by Pintoricchio

Saint Lucy by Carlo Crivelli

The Infant Saint John with the Lamb by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Saint John the Baptist by Carlo Crivelli

Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist by Caravaggio