BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder
(b. ca. 1525, Brogel, d. 1569, Brussel)

St James the Greater at Hermogenes

1565
Engraving, 222 x 290 mm
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

According to the Spanish legend, St James converted and baptized a magician, Hermogenes, after each had tested his powers on the other, rather in the manner of the apostle Peter and Simon Magus.




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