Saint Paul, by Paulo Caliari, called Paolo Veronese (1528-1588).

Oil on canvas, laid down on panel, 29cm by 15cm.
This is a pair to PIC252.

Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) acquired six paintings by Veronese, one of the three great Venetian artists of the late Renaissance.

This and PIC252 were presents from the painter Gavin Hamilton (1723-1798) and came from the Barberini Palace in Rome.

They are inscribed on the back ‘Palo (sic) Veronese pinxit’ and recorded in the 9th Earl’s distinctive hand as: ‘St. Peter & St. Paul small life by P. Veronese from Mr. Hamilton at Rome a present.’


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