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Tapestry: Three Episodes in the Life of Saint Paul (from the series, The Story of Saint Paul)

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The subject matter of the series derives from the Acts of the Apostles. In this tapestry, Saint Paul performs two actions and one miracle as recounted in the nineteenth and twentieth chapters of the Book of Acts. The main action takes place in the foreground, in an open space before a...

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Private collection, Austria [see note 1]. By 1920, Bachstitz Gallery, The Hague; 1924, sold by Bachstitz to the Detroit Institute of Arts; 1947, sold by the Detroit Institute of Arts to French and Company, New York (stock no. 45152); 1965, sold by French and Co. to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 12, 1965) NOTES: [1] According to Ludwig Baldass, "Masterpieces of the Art of Flemish Tapestry-Weaving," Bulletin of the Bachstitz Gallery, September 1924, n.p.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Second third of the 16th century

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders


405 x 686 cm 61

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Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)


Textiles and Fashion Arts