The Apostle Bartolomew, Cretan, signed Emmanuel Tzanes, 17th century

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Painted on a gold ground, the Apostle is shown full-length holding the closed Gospels and a dagger, the background with a mountainous wooden landscape, an Italianate church on the right, the lower border with the gilt Latin inscription 'Emmanuel Zane Sazerdos (D)epinxit'
40 by 29.5cm, 15 3/4 by 11 1/2 in.