Saint Ambrose

Oil on canvas | 73.2 x 49.5in | 1623 or 1625

Claude Vignon

Saint Ambrose, who lived in the 4th fourth century, was an important Christian scholar and bishop. Here he is depicted among his books in a forceful pose emphasized by his massive hands. On the table's edge, a scourge, or whip-the knotted rope attach...
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