Der hl. Thomas von Villanueva heilt einen Lahmen
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1618-1682)

Der hl. Thomas von Villanueva heilt einen Lahmen,

um 1675
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
220,8 x 148,7 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
52
Acquisition
1815 von General Sebastiani, Paris, für König Max I. Joseph erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Der hl. Thomas von Villanueva heilt einen Lahmen, um 1675, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPbV2xgA (Last updated on 14.09.2022)
Thomas of Villanueva (1488–1555), the Archbishop of Valencia from 1544 onwards, was canonised in 1658. Many miracles and acts of Christian love are attributed to him, such as the healing of a lame tailor whom Murillo vividly captures in this altarpiece. The saint, standing in the foreground, is clad in the typical habit of an Augustinian hermit and is blessing the tailor kneeling in front of him. On the left, in the background, that same figure is shown walking down a flight of steps without crutches after being successfuly healed, in front of an awestruck crowd.

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