07 works, Today, October 1st, is Saint Remigius’ day, his story illustrated #273

Saint Remigius of Rheims (French: Saint Rémi or Saint Rémy), Apostle to the Franks (437–533), was Bishop of Rheims from 459 to 533. During the seventy-four years that he was bishop he was the most influential prelate in Gaul, with the culminating event of his life being the baptism in 496 AD of Clovis, King of the Franks, and over 3000 of his warriors. This led to the conversion of the entire Frankish people to Nicene Christianity, and was a momentous success for the Orthodox Church as well as a seminal event in European history…

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Master of Saint Giles
The Baptism of Clovis, circa 1500

Oil on panel
Height: 61.5 cm (24.2 in); Width: 45.5 cm (17.9 in)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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