Scenes from the Life of St Bruno
by Eustache LE SUEUR

Eustache Le Sueur painted many pictures for churches and convents, among the most important being his famous series of 22 paintings of the Life of St. Bruno, executed in the cloister of the Chartreux. These canvases have more personal character than anything else Le Sueur produced, and much of their original beauty survives in spite of injuries and restorations and removal from the wall to canvas.

St Bruno of Cologne (1030-1101) went to great extremes in rejecting the pleasures of this world by founding a monastery in the Chartreuse Mountains, a home for the Carthusian Order.

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Saint Bruno Is Taken to Heaven
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno's Dream
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Death of Raymond Diocrès
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Death of St Bruno
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Raymond Diocrès Announcing his Damnation after his Death
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno at the Feet of Pope Urban II
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Attending the Sermon of Raymond Diocrès
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Ordains Several Monks
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno at Prayer
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Commits his Disciples to Leaving the World
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Teaching Theology in the Schools of Reims
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Examines the Map of the Charterhouse of Rome
1645-48
Oil on wood, 162 x 114 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Has the Monastery Built
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Takes Holy Monastic Orders
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Receives a Message from the Pope
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


St Bruno Refuses the See of Reggio
1645-48
Oil on canvas, 193 x 130 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris





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