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Saint Louis of Toulouse

Saint Louis of Toulouse

Saint Louis of Toulouse

February 9

Originally shared by Getty Museum

The imposing figure of Saint Louis of Toulouse, and the horizontal band of curling leaves that extend above his head, form the shape of this initial T.

Saint Louis is shown here wearing a miter and holding a crozier (bishop’s hat and staff), symbols of his appointment as bishop of Toulouse in 1296, along with the brown, hooded robe of a Franciscan friar, and a red cape covered with gold fleurs-de-lis, symbols of the French royal family. Saint Louis of Toulouse was born #onthisday in 1274.

Initial T: Saint Louis of Toulouse, about 1453 – 1463, Italian. Tempera, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment.

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