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Gerard van Groeningen
SAUL BEING LOWERED DOWN THE WALLS OF DAMASCUS IN A BASKET
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 13,125 GBP
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18
Gerard van Groeningen
SAUL BEING LOWERED DOWN THE WALLS OF DAMASCUS IN A BASKET
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 13,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gerard van Groeningen
ANTWERP CIRCA 1515 - 1576
SAUL BEING LOWERED DOWN THE WALLS OF DAMASCUS IN A BASKET
Pen and brown ink and wash, indented and reddened on the reverse for transfer;
bears numbering in brown ink, top right: 18, and attribution in brown ink, versoPerino del Vaga
79 by 115 mm
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Catalogue Note

This finely drawn, balanced image would seem to be the design by Van Groeningen for one of a series of prints illustrating the life of Saint Paul.  In the episode seen here, recorded in Acts, 9:25 and again in 2 Corinthians 11:33, Saul, who was in Damascus preaching Jesus' message, discovers that he has become the subject of a murderous plot, but makes his escape by getting his supporters to lower him down the city walls in a basket, while the conspirators are busy watching the gates. 

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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