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St. Matthew

St. Matthew - Museum Religious Art Classics

Artwork Narrative:

Artist: Peter Paul Rubens – c. 1610 – 1612

Around 1612 Rubens made a series of portraits of the apostles, in commission of the duke of Lerma. Matthew is shown holding a weapon. The weapon refers to the martyrdom which the catholic church says he suffered.

His feast day is September 21.