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Manuscripts and paintings

Augustine preaching on the Gospel of John
Illumination from a copy of Augustine's Sermons on the Gospel of John

Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, Ms. 193, f. 4, 12th century

The upper part of the illumination shows St. John writing his gospel. Below, St. Augustine is preaching to the people of Hippo, presumably on the prologue to the Gospel.


Vittore Carpaccio
Augustine in his study

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice, Italy, 1502-04

Augustine is shown with the emblems of the seven liberal arts. The books below his desk are music manuscripts of the late fifteenth century, recognizing Augustine as the “founder” of music theory.


Benozzo Gozzoli
Ambrose baptises Augustine

Church of St. Augustine, San Gimignano, Italy, 1485

Gozzoli completed a set of frescos on the life of St. Augustine to illuminate the apse of the Church of St. Augustine. The baptism fresco pays homage to the legend that Augustine and Ambrose improvised the Te deum (“We praise you, O God”) in sung conversation.


Augustine reading scripture

Lateran Library, Rome, Italy, 6th century

The earliest representation of St. Augustine is a fresco in the Lateran Library. He is shown on a teacher’s chair, commenting on scripture.



Martin Knowles
Sunset over Rosario Strait, Washington

Photo taken on a summer evening, looking west toward Thatcher Pass, between Blakely and Decatur Islands in the San Juan Islands of Northern Washington.

© 2002, Martin Knowles Photo/Media


Martin Knowles
Choir stalls in Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, Mexico

The Basilica de Nuestra Señora is a late sixteenth-century neo-classical cruciform building. This photo is of the west monastic choir stalls with the misericordia placed in sitting position.

© 2006, Martin Knowles Photo/Media


Martin Knowles
Detail of Bond Organ at Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore, WA

The 2-manual, 25 rank Bond Organ at the Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, WA, was built in 1995 from pipework in Redeemer’s Balcom & Vaughan 1964 organ. The revision was designed by Richard Bond of Bond Organ Builders of Portland, OR, and Walter Knowles.

© 2006, Martin Knowles Photo/Media


Martin Knowles
Rose Window, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

View of East Window at Grace Cathedral, Pentecost, 2006.

© 2006, Martin Knowles Photo/Media



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