“The Conversion of Paul” oil on panel, circa 1600.
- Status : In stock
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- Period : 17th century
- Materials : Oil on panel
- Dimensions : L. 49.21 inch X H. 34.25 inch
- Price : 20 000 €€
“Paul’s conversion refers to one of the events in the life of Paul of Tarsus, formerly known as Saul the Pharisee, before his conversion. Coming from the tribe of Benjamin, he violently persecuted those who followed Jesus. Acts of the Apostles, chapter 9: “As he was on his way and was approaching Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly shone around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? He answered, “Who are you, Lord?” – I am Jesus, the one you’re persecuting. I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. Get up and enter the city, and they will tell you what you must do.” (…) Saul got up, and although his eyes were open, he saw nothing. He was brought to Damascus by his companions, and he was taken in charge by Ananias, the disciple to whom Jesus said, “This man is the instrument I have chosen to bring my name to the Gentiles, to the kings and to the children of Israel. Oil on oak panel, parquet floor. Very good condition, it was cleaned and retouched along the separation of the panel. Former attribution to Antonio TEMPESTA (1555-1630), but a lead around the workshop of Denys CALVAERT is not to be excluded … Louis XV frame in gilded wood 146×112 with frame