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Saint Matthew  1616

by Joachim Wtewael

St. Matthew is depicted receiving inspiration in composing his Gospel from a divinely sent, winged human figure, one of the four winged creatures described in Revelation that were understood as symbolizing the four Evangelists. This painting is from a series of the Four Evangelists that is datable to around 1616 by comparison to a similar, dated series. By contorting the E...
31 x 24 7/16 in. (78.7 x 62 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum