The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier, c. 1617-1618

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Matthew Allison
by Peter Paul Rubens
published on 21 June 2024
The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier, c. 1617-1618 Download Full Size Image

The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier, oil on canvas by Peter Paul Rubens, 1617/1618. In it, Francis Xavier preaches to the peoples of Asia and Africa, with the destruction of an idol in the background. Several individuals are being brought back to life, such as the baby with water coming from its mouth, a reference to an event that happened in Goa when Xavier resurrected a drowned child. Notice also the man dressed in Korean garment, standing to the right of the individual in armour.

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

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Rubens, P. P. (2024, June 21). The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier, c. 1617-1618. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19131/the-miracles-of-st-francis-xavier-c-1617-1618/

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Rubens, Peter Paul. "The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier, c. 1617-1618." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 21, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19131/the-miracles-of-st-francis-xavier-c-1617-1618/.

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Rubens, Peter Paul. "The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier, c. 1617-1618." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Jun 2024. Web. 19 Jul 2024.

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