CLOVIO, Giulio
(b. 1498, Grizane, d. 1578, Roma)

The Three Theological Virtues

Illumination on vellum, 318 x 224 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The two sheets of a book, Elymas Struck Blind by St Paul before the Proconsul Sergius Paulus and The Three Theological Virtues were destined to illustrate a manuscript of Cardinal Grimani Commentaries to St Paul's Epistles to the Romans, in their 1542 version, a text which ultimately would only appear in print.