Saint Matthew

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Vincenzo Campi, St. Matthew and the Angel, 1588, oil on canvas, 268 x 180 cm, San Francesco d'Assisi, Pavia

Matthew was a Jewish tax collector in Rome, and was called on by Jesus Christ to follow him.  He went on to write a Gospel.

Saint Matthew is usually depicted in two ways:  being called upon by Jesus (often while counting money), or at work writing the Gosepl.  An attribute not seen here is the halberd (a spear-like battle axe) with which he was martyred.