'St Elizabeth Visiting the Sick'
Oil painting on copper by Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610)
Known as a healing saint, Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-31) was
venerated for her devotion to the sick and poor. After her
husband's death she gave away her worldly possessions and turned
the income from her dowry over to the building and running of a
hospital in Marburg. St Elizabeth is shown here ministering at
mealtime; she and her attendants dispense broth and bread from
vessels on the floor.