RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)

St Gregory the Great with Saints

Oil on canvas, 146 x 119 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This painting is the first of the many 'modelli' which Rubens painted as a study for the altarpiece commissioned by the Oratorians. This version was inspired by similar altar compositions by Correggio.

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Gregorian sequence