Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: Acts of the Apostles

44_66 Headpiece to Acts by Simon Brett

Wood engraving by Simon Brett (British b. 1943) in The Reader’s Digest Bible (illustrated edition) 1990

090  St Paul Shaking off the Viper

St Paul Shaking off the Viper. 1789. Oil on canvas. 7.62 metres high by 4.27 metres wide. West was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the new chapel of Greenwich Hospital (now the Royal Naval Hospital), the subject-matter aiming to provide hope for the naval pensioners who were spending their last days in the hospital […]

089  St Paul Shaking off the Viper

St Paul Shaking off the Viper. 1786. Sketch. Oil on canvas. Support: 1295 × 724 mms, frame: 1588 × 1030 × 108 mms. Tate Gallery, London. West was commissioned to paint an altarpiece for the new chapel of Greenwich Hospital (now the Royal Naval Hospital). Originally, this was a sketch for the much larger painting, […]

67. The Conversion of Saint Pau

The Conversion of Saint Paul (center); Saint Paul Persecuting the Christians (left); and Ananias Restoring Saint Paul’s Sight (right). c 1786. Oil on canvas. Framed dimensions: 58 x 49 ins (147.32 x 124.46 cms). Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. This is the earliest and smallest of two versions of the subject by West. (He […]

086b  Ananias Restoring Saint Paul's Sight

Ananias Restoring Saint Paul’s Sight (right panel of The Conversion of Saint Paul). 1786. Oil on canvas. Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium, Amherst. Paul is baptized as a Christian and his sight is restored. The painting is one of two large, finished studies West created (the other is in the Dallas Museum of […]

086a  Saint Paul Persecuting the Christians

Saint Paul Persecuting the Christians (left panel of The Conversion of Saint Paul). 1786. Oil on canvas. Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium, Amherst. Paul is presented as a Roman soldier who persecuted Christians. The painting is one of two large, finished studies West created (the other is in the Dallas Museum of Art) […]

086  The Conversion of Saint Paul (center); Saint Paul Persecuting the Christians (left); and Ananias Restoring Saint Paul's Sight (right)

The Conversion of Saint Paul (centre); Saint Paul Persecuting the Christians (left); and Ananias Restoring Saint Paul’s Sight (right). 1786. Oil on canvas. All panels together: 56 x 54 ins; 142.24 x 137.16 cms. Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium, Amherst. In the left panel, Paul is presented as a Roman soldier who persecuted […]

085  Devout Men Taking the Body of Saint Stephen

Devout Men Taking the Body of Saint Stephen. 1776. Oil on canvas. Height x width (including semi-circle): 224 7/16 x 125 9/16 ins (570 x 319 cms). It was commissioned in 1776 by the Rector of St. Stephen Walbrook, London, for installation over the altar on the east wall. In 2013 it went from the […]

084  The angel releasing Saint Peter from prison

Saint Peter released from prison. 1800. Oil on paper mounted on wood panel. 36.1 cms (14.2 ins) x 27.9 cms (11 ins). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

083  Saint Peter released from prison

Saint Peter released from prison. 1812. Location unknown. This work is a preliminary study for a larger painting (now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) that was commissioned by Sir George Beaumont as the altarpiece for the parish church at Coleorton, Leicestershire, the country seat of the Beaumont family.