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Saint Andrew the Apostle
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Saint Andrew the Apostle


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Description Christoph Paudiss was a little-known German artist who studied with Rembrandt during the 1640s. Paudiss's ethereal depiction of Andrew, one of Christ's original disciples, meditating on the cross upon which he will die a martyr, reflects Rembrandt's sensitive use of shadow and emphasis on probing, close-up studies of figures at moments of traumatic stress. Paudiss returned to Germany and worked at various courts. The style and religious subject matter of this painting are consistent with his work in his last years for the archbishop of Bavaria.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/12/1952Treatmentexamined for condition; inpainted; varnish removed or reduced
12/05/1991Examinationexamined for exhibition
4/01/2005Treatmentother
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, no. 667, Rome; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 1665 (Baroque)
Medium
oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.649
Measurements
24 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (63.2 x 50.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Germany, Freising (Place of Origin)
  • Netherlands, Amsterdam (Place of Origin)
  • Germany, Dresden (Place of Origin)
  • Austria, Vienna (Place of Origin)

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