How To Identify Saints in Paintings

NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2023

Sotheby’s International Head of Old Masters Division, Christopher Apostle, explores the clues that are hidden within historical Old Master paintings. Some may say that understanding the subjects can be intimidating however, Christopher walks through the artist’s carefully designed motifs that allow you to identify which Saint you are looking at. Not only does it bring you to the correct era, but also what story the artist telling with their single paintbrush.

How To Identify Saints in Paintings is presented in partnership with Genesis House as part of Sotheby's new “How To” series.

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