These three panels show scenes from the legend of St Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of children.
Three legends of St Nicholas by Gerard David, 15001510
© National Galleries of Scotland
- 56 x 35 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £52,000)
- Acquired in:
1. St Nicholas on the day of his birth, standing up and thanking God for having given him life; 2. The Saint, as a young man, putting a purse of gold through a window to provide dowries for the three daughters of an impoverished nobleman; 3. The Saint, after he had become Bishop of Myra, raising from a pickling-tub three boys whom an innkeeper had killed and salted down as meat for his customers.