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Friday, September 28, 2007

Rubens and St Ignatius



Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640
St Ignatius Loyola Exorcising c.1619
Oil on panel
73.7 x 50.2cm
Dulwich Gallery, London


The picture refers to the miracles attributed to St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order.

It was a model for Rubens` altar piece of the Miracles of St Ignatius painted for the Chapel of St Ignatius in the Jesuit church of Sant`Ambrogio in Genova, Italy.