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St. Eligius as a goldsmith showing a ring to the engaged couple

Petrus Christus

St. Eligius as a goldsmith showing a ring to the engaged couple

Petrus Christus
  • Date: 1449
  • Style: Northern Renaissance
  • Genre: religious painting
  • Media: oil, panel
  • Tag: Christianity, arts-and-crafts, saints-and-apostles, studios-and-workshops, couples, St.-Eligius
  • Dimensions: 85 x 99 cm
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A Goldsmith in His Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius is a 1449 painting by Petrus Christus, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The main figure in the painting was long thought to be Saint Eligius, the patron saint of goldsmiths, due to the presence of a halo. In 1993 the halo was recognized as a later addition and removed. The Ducht art histocian Hugo van der Velden thinks the main figure may be the famous goldsmith Willem van Vleuten, who by then lived in Bruges.

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