St Hyacinth
St Hyacinth
St Hyacinth

St Hyacinth

Author: N / A


Created: 1807.

Material / technique: oil on canvas.

Dimensions: 80x75 cm. (Two-sided painting. On the other side: Sacred Heart of Jesus)

St Jacques (1185–1257) was a Dominican monk, an excellent preacher, and a missionary who travelled to Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia. His missionary activities were accompanied by miracles. One of the most outstanding miracles took place in Kiev. In 1238, when the city was under the Tatar siege St Jacques miraculously saved a monstrance and a heavy sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus from the church and carried them walking over the surface of the water of the River Dnieper and River Dniester. The saint is considered a patron of travellers. He is depicted with a shaved scalp, in the robes of a Dominican monk (a white habit and a black cloak) holding a monstrance in one hand and a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus in the other hand.

Reference: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 230.

Published: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 231.

Exhibitions: „St Dominic and St Hyacinth in Lithuania: Eight Centuries of Memory“, 17 August 2021 – 29 January 2022, Church Heritage Museum, Vilnius.