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Adam Elsheimer (18 March 1578  11 December 1610) Saint Paul on Malta about 1600 Oil on copper,  16.8 x 21.3 cm National Gallery, London, UK
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Title: Saint Paul on Malta
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Adam Elsheimer (18 March 1578 – 11 December 1610)
Saint Paul on Malta
about 1600
Oil on copper,  16.8 x 21.3 cm
National Gallery, London, UK


Saint Paul and his companions were shipwrecked during a terrifying storm on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The event is described in the New Testament (Acts of the Apostles 28: 2­3) as having taken place during the day but Elsheimer has chosen to show the scene at night. The islanders lit fires to warm the survivors. A viper emerged from some sticks Paul placed on a fire and fastened on his hand. When the natives saw the creature they thought the saint was a murderer who was receiving justice. But when he shook off the snake and they saw that he had suffered no harm, they were convinced that he was a god.

Saint Paul on Malta is thought to be dated to about 1600. It shows stylistic affinities with Elsheimer's The Burning of Troy (Munich, Alte Pinakothek).

G.B. Crescenzi, probably about 1630; Methuen collection, 1761; presented by Walter Burns, 1920.

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