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Saint Nicholas of Myra and Bari. Watercolour painting by W. (?) Brindley, 1881.

  • Brindley, William, 1832-1919.
Date
1881
Reference
6694i
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Description

Usually depicted as a bishop, since he was bishop of Myra in Asia Minor. His relics were transferred to Bari in Italy in 1087. His body was believed to secrete a perfumed myrrh (the manna of St. Nicholas) which pilgrims to the Holy Land would collect in leaden flasks before leaving Italy. As a result, he was the patron saint of guilds of perfumers, apothecaries and spicers. Other legends associated with his name led to his reputation as "Father Christmas"

Publication/Creation

1881

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour ; sheet 36.1 x 26.9 cm

Creator/production credits

Author's signature indistinct: name could be N. Brindley or W. Brindley. If the lattter, possibly William Brindley (1832-1919), architectural sculptor and partner in the firm Farmer & Brindley

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 6694i

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