Saint Luke: The Patron Saint of the Worshipful Company of Painters, Otherwise Painter-stainers

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Imprinted for the author, 1889 - 64 pages
 

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Page 23 - Gospel is to be preached to all other nations, as well as the Jewish ; Christ being now come to be a light to lighten the Gentiles, as well as the glory of his people Israel.
Page 51 - The legend says that it was carved by a Franciscan pilgrim out of a tree which grew on the Mount of Olives, and painted by St. Luke while the pilgrim was sleeping over his work.
Page 47 - Jerome, and in it the following remarkable passage occurs : — " On my journey through Anablata, a village in Palestine, I found a curtain at the door of the church, on which was painted a figure of Christ or some saint, I forget which. As I saw that it was the image of a man, which is against the command of the Scriptures, I tore it down, and gave it to the church authorities, with the advice to use it as a winding sheet for the next poor person who might have occasion for one, and bury it.
Page 24 - Approach: for thou canst feel the gleam That round the martyr's death-bed plays : Thou hast an ear for angels' songs, A breath the Gospel trump to fill, And taught by thee the Church prolongs Her hymns of high thanksgiving still k . Ah!
Page 28 - Rome, and remained with his master and teacher till the last. It is related, that, after the martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul, he preached the Gospel in Greece and Egypt ; but whether he died a natural death, or suffered martyrdom, does not seem clear. The Greek traditions represent him as dying in peace, and his death was thus figured on the ancient doors of San Paolo at Rome. Others affirm that he was crucified at Patras with St. Andrew. There is some ground for the supposition that Luke was...
Page 47 - Salamis, to John, bishop of Jerusalem, is preserved by St. Jerome, and in it the following remarkable passage occurs : — " On my journey through Anablata, a village in Palestine, I found a curtain at the door of the church, on which was painted a figure of Christ or some saint, I forget which. As I saw that it was the image of a man, which is against the command of the Scriptures, I tore it down, and gave it to the church authorities, with the advice to use it as a winding sheet for the next poor...
Page 20 - Judge (hall give me at that day : and not to me only, but unto all them alfb that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come fhortly unto me : For . Demas hath forfaken me, having loved this prefent world, and is departed unto ThefFalonica ; Crefcens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark and bring him with thee : for he is profitable to me for the miniftry. And Tychicus have I fent to Ephefus. The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comeft, bring with thee,...
Page 43 - ... the Evangelist as a painter appears to be of Eastern origin, and quite unknown in Western Europe before the first crusade. It crept in then, and was accepted with many other oriental superstitions and traditions. It may have originated in the real existence of a Greek painter named Luca — a saint, too, he may have been; for the Greeks have a whole calendar of canonized artists, — painters, poets, and musicians; and this Greek San Luca may have been a painter of those Madonnas imported from...
Page 10 - Paul ; 183 and the balance of probability is on this side. The first ray of historical light falls on the Evangelist when he joins St. Paul at Troas, and shares his journey into Macedonia.
Page 45 - ... and benign faces, which bore a striking resemblance to each other, were moved to admiration and devotion. It is also said that St. Luke painted many portraits of the Virgin, delighting himself by repeating this gracious image; and in the church of Santa Maria in Via Lata, at Rome, they still show a little chapel in which, " as it hath been .handed down from the first ages, St. Luke the Evangelist wrote, and painted the effigy of the Virgin Mother of God.

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