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Title The Conversion of St Paul
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist French School
Date Earliest about 1600
Date Latest about 1700
Description This painting shows the conversion of St Paul as described in Acts 26: 9-21. St Paul persecuted Christians until one day he was travelling on the road to Damascus. He saw a bright light and he and his companions fell to the ground. Jesus spoke to him saying, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'. After his conversion, Saul changed his name to Paul and began to spread the word of Christ.
Current Accession Number 1933P336
Former Accession Number P.33633
Subject religion (Conversion of St Paul)
Measurements 27.0 x 92.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Henry Wiseman 1933.
Publications Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 65, ill.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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