Saint Thomas Aquinas1476
This panel showing Saint Thomas Aquinas is part of the large 'Demidoff Altarpiece' made for the high altar of San Domenico in Ascoli Piceno, east central Italy. Born in Italy in around 1225, Thomas's father had him educated in preparation for high office. However, while studying at Naples University, the young Aquinas came into contact with the brothers of Saint Dominic, an order of monks dedicated to poverty and teaching, and decided to join them. Read more...
- 60.5 x 39.5 cm
- Tempera on poplar
- Courtesy of The National Gallery, London
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