St. Lawrence was born
in Huesca, Aragon, and became deacon under Sixtus II. During the persecutions
under Emperor Valerian he was executed a few days after the Pope. Lawrence
is patron saint of the poor.
See: Agnolo Bronzino. Martyrdom of St. Lawrence.
Caravaggio Nativity with Saints Francis and Lawrence.
Gentile da Fabriano. Madonna and Child, with St. Lawrence and St. Julian.
Fra Angelico. St. Lawrence Receiving the Treasures of the Church from St. Sixtus. St. Lawrence before St. Valerianus and Martyrdom of St. Lawrence.
Titian The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence.
Rogier van der Weyden St. Lawrence.
Francisco de Zurbarán St. Lawrence.