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The Miraculous Draught of Fishes by Jacopo Bassano The Miraculous Draught of Fishes by Jacopo Bassano  
         

The Miraculous Draught of Fishes by Jacopo Bassano
Jacopo Bassano, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, 1545, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund 1997.21.1

 

After he had finished speaking, Christ told Peter to fish. “We toiled all night and took nothing,” Peter responded, “but at your word I will let down the nets.” Suddenly fish poured in, nearly tearing the nets. Peter and Andrew called their partners, James and John, sons of Zebedee, for help. Both boats overflowed with fish. It was a “miraculous draught of fishes.”



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