This saint is usually identified as Andrew, despite the fact that his cross is usually X-shaped. This work is part of the same altarpiece as 'Christ rising from the Tomb'; other parts are known to have survived. Other compartments show Saints Peter, Paul, Ambrose, Bernard and Anthony Abbot, together with a predella with Christ and the twelve Apostles.


  • Title: Saint Andrew (?)
  • Creator: Gaudenzio Ferrari
  • Date Created: 1530-46
  • Physical Dimensions: 150.5 x 84.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on poplar
  • School: Italian (North)
  • More Info: Explore the National Gallery’s paintings online
  • Inventory number: NG3925
  • Artist Dates: active 1508; died 1546
  • Artist Biography: Gaudenzio Ferrari was from Varallo in North Italy, and was active over a wide area of Lombardy and Piedmont. His early art is affected by Bergognone. Later he was influenced by the Milanese followers of Leonardo da Vinci, in particular Luini.
  • Acquisition Credit: Mond Bequest, 1924

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