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        St. Brendan on the fish island, illustration from 'The Voyage of St. Brendan', 1499

        German School, (15th century). Medium: woodcut. Date: 1499. Saint Brendan (c.484-c.577) of Clonfert; he and his companions landed on an island and lit a fire, the earth began to move and they quickly sailed away, when they looked back they realised the island was actually a giant fish; one of the episodes on Brendan's journey from Ireland to the Island of Paradise; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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