The Miracles of St. Ignatius of Loyola

about 1617/18, Artist: Peter Paul Rubens



The Miracles of St. Ignatius of Loyola

This monumental painting was displayed alternately with The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier (Inv. No. GG 519) on the high altar of Antwerp’s Jesuit Church, where Rubens had been responsible for the interior decorations. There he united individual elements, some of which were based on actual occurrences in the life of the founder of the order, while the rest were part of the “repertoire” for depicting the life of a saint. The spontaneity of the concept for the modello (Inv. No. GG 530) is less pronounced in the finished work, which has a more didactic intention.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal XIV

Object data

Object Name





about 1617/18


Peter Paul Rubens (1577 Siegen - 1640 Antwerpen) - GND




535 x 395 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 517


Jesuit Church, Antwerp; acquired 1776 from the Jesuit Church in Antwerp

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