Luke. The compiler of the third Gospel, the Acts of Apostles and Paul's
companion "Luke the physician" is traditionally identified as the same
person. A legend presents Luke as the painter of a number of icons of the
Virgin. He is given the status of the painter par excellence, able to capture
even the Virgin on canvas. Luke has been the patron saint of various painters
guilds since the XV century. Luke is also the patron saints of doctors.
Luke is often depicted writing his Gospel, a lying or kneeling ox serves
as his desk. Also he is depicted painting the Virgin.
See: Agnolo Bronzino. St. Luke.
El Greco. St. Luke.
Jan Gossaert. St. Lucas Painting Madonna.
Benozzo Gozzoli. St. Luke.The Four Evangelists.
Maerten Jacobsz van Heemskerch. St. Luke Painting the Virgin.
Jacob Jordaens. The Four Evangelists.
Pontormo. St. Luke the Evangelist.
Rogier van der Weyden St. Luke Drawing a Portrait of the Virgin Mary, known as St. Luke Madonna.
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Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell. Doubleday, 1959.