STROZZI, Bernardo
(b. 1581, Genova, d. 1644, Venezia)

St Paul

c. 1625
Oil on canvas, 69 x 55 cm
Private collection

Strozzi treated this subject in similar format on several occasions. In this variant he was strongly influenced by the potent art of Rubens, who sojourned in Genoa between 1605 and 1606, painting portraits whose rigorous dynamism made a considerable impact on Genoese art.