A Medieval Ship in the Ashmolean
The ship in question is painted in oils on a panel. The artist is unknown but the picture represents one of the miracles of St Nicholas of Bari, the patron saint of seafarers. The ship is struggling in a gale and the author speculates about the thoughts and actions of those on board. Details of the two-masted vessel and it’s rigging are described. It is suggested that it is of Adriatic origin and that the artist was Quirizio da Murano.