LA TOUR, Georges de
(b. 1593, Vic-sur-Seille, d. 1652, Luneville)

St Thomas

Oil on canvas, 69 x 61 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This is one of La Tour's 'daylight' masterpieces. The bold, simplified modelling is combined here with a psychological analysis of rare subtlety. The refined sable and slate-grey colouring distinguishes the work from the five other La Tours in the Louvre, where red predominate.