(b. 1450, Paredes de Nava, d. 1504, Ávila)

St Dominic and the Albigenses

c. 1495
Tempera and oil on wood, 122 x 83 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The painting depicts the event occurred in 1207, in Albi, France, when the Saint proves to the heretics that their books containing heretic ideas do not pass the trial by fire while the Catholic books fly up from the bonfire undamaged.

The realistic representation of the Saint shows the influence of Flemish style.