St. Paul appears in the centre of the composition, clean shaven and already quite bald. His thin face exhibits deeply imprinted lines and a serious expression that is accentuated by the verticality of his long grey beard. He seems to be leaning against a high wall that forms a downward-moving diagonal in line with his gaze. In his left hand he holds the sword and, in his right hand, the open Book. The background is dominated by the grey tones of the sky and the pointed tree tops.


  • Title: St. Paul
  • Creator: Gaspar Vaz
  • Date Created: 1535-1540
  • Physical Location: Grâo Vasco Nacional Museum, Viseu, Portugal
  • Location Created: Coming from Mother Church of Pindo, Penalva do Castelo
  • Physical Dimensions: 133 cm x 64 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on wood

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