April 25, 2017
Anonymous, St. Mark (After Giulio Romano), 16th century, engraving, 8 x 5 5/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
In many Christian traditions, today is St. Mark’s Day, celebrating St. Mark, the author of the Book of Mark in the New Testament, and one of Jesus Christ’s disciples during Christ’s ministry. In art, St. Mark is often portrayed with or as a winged lion, often holding a book or scroll, which is seen in today’s Artwork of the Day from the 16th century.