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Saint Paul

Saint Paul

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Summary

Once attributed to Petrus Christus (1410-1472/73), this drawing on vellum has since been reassigned to an artist in the Circle of Jan van Eyck. It is one of two extant drawings in a series of the twelve Apostles. The vellum is so transparent that it is conceivable that the straight pen lines defining the contours and folds of the drapery were traced from a model and the hatching filled in afterward with point of brush. It is likely that the Lehman drawing and its prototype related to a painting, possibly a grisaille painting, rather than to sculpture.
Circle of Jan van Eyck (Netherlandish, Maaseyck (?) 1390–Brussels 1441)

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Date

1430
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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