Majesty's Ambassador to the Sublime PorteSir F W Burton, National GalleryThe Rev Canon Curtis, ConstantinopleThe Rev Sabine Baring-Gould, M.A.Charles Browne, Esq., M.A., Lincoln's InnAthelstan Riley, Esq., M.A., F.R.G.S.Charles Welch, Esq., The Library, Guildhall.George C. Williamson, Esq., F. R. Hist. Soc., etc.,and Others, who have most kindly mentioned works of reference, and have suggested various sources of information.
- Walter Hayward Pitman, Easter, 1889
The name of Saint Luke is only three times mentioned in the New Testament -Colossians 4:142nd Timothy 4:11Philemon 24He must not be confounded with Lucius (Romans 16:21),whom Saint Paul the Apostle calls his kinsman.Saint Luke is recognized and accepted as an Evangelist, aPhysician, and a Painter. His "praise is in the Gospelthroughout all the churches." (2nd Corinthians 8:18) He isrenowned in Art - the handmaid of Religion. Holy Scripture,to which one naturally turns for information, tells us of hisworks as an evangelist - a little of his position as a physician- but nothing of his capability as a painter. Legend andtradition, nevertheless, largely supply and fill up details -