The Conversion of Saint Bavo

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The Conversion of Saint Bavo is an altarpiece by Peter Paul Rubens, dated 1623–1624. It was commissioned as the high altarpiece for Sint-Baafskathedraal in Ghent by bishop Antoon Triest (1577–1657). It is still sited in the cathedral. An oil sketch for it is now in the National Gallery, London.[1]


  • Vlieghe, Hans, Saints (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, 8), nr. 72, Arcade, Brussel, 1972
  • Gent, duizend jaar kunst en cultuur, Bijlokemuseum, Gent, 1975