St. Jean Brebeuf (detail)

Hobbs, Toronto

1940s

The rendering of Brebeuf's face is particularly realistic and may be based on a contemporary portrait.

Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649) was a French Jesuit missionary, martyred by the Iroquois. He was canonized in 1930 as one of the Canadian Martyrs, eight Jesuit missionaries.

St. Jean Brebeuf (detail)