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Drawing - Conversion of Saul
  • Conversion of Saul
    Cambiaso, Luca, born 1527 - died 1585
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Conversion of Saul

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1550-1585 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cambiaso, Luca, born 1527 - died 1585 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, washed with bistre

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 39

Physical description

Conversion of Saul; In a cloud above God with the Jesus Christ. The saint is naked and has partially fallen under his horse. The soldiers are protecting their eyes with their arms, and one with his shield, from the dazzling light from heaven, while another is endeavouring to raise his fallen leader; Pen, washed with bistre.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)


ca. 1550-1585 (made)


Cambiaso, Luca, born 1527 - died 1585 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, washed with bistre


Height: 17.9 in, Width: 13 in

Object history note

Collection - Benjamin West.

Descriptive line

Cambiaso, Luca; Conversion of Saul; In a cloud above God with the Jesus Christ; Pen, washed with bistre; Genoese School; ca. 1550-1585.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.


Pen; Bistre


Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Shield; Soldiers; Horse




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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