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St Gregory and St Augustine

Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

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Juan de Borgona illustrates Saint Gregory wearing a cope (cloak) over a white rochet (linen or muslin tunic) and the triple crown of a Pope. He was one of the four theologians known as the ‘Doctors of the Church’ together with Saints Augustine, Ambrose and Jerome. Saint Augustine is depicted writing, which is a reference to the many books that he produced. These books are still used by theologians today.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle


Date

c.1510

Medium

tempera & gold on panel

Measurements

H 86 x W 118 cm

Accession number

B.M.65

Acquisition method

bequeathed by the Founders, 1885

Work type

Painting


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The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP England

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