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Description The Calling of St Matthew is Bernado Strozzis depiction of how St Matthew became one of Jesus Christs disciples It is set in a small wooden room A light shines from through a window into the painting Eight men are depicted three counting coins and five standing A table with a green tablecloth centers the painting Placed on top of it are a large sack of coins an inkwell with a feather pen and a book with Hebrew writing on its cover The table is surrounded closely by four men with another four at a farther distance From the perspective given Matthew sits in the center He is dressed with a blanket draped over his shoulders and under that are another two layers of clothing He sits in a green chair has a graying beard and four coins are set in front of him To Matthews right stands a very well dressed man in red He appears to be the youngest of the men has no facial hair and is leaning over the table reaching for some coins Behind him stand two others One is wearing a white hat and has some facial hair He is the only person in the painting besides Matthew who notices Christ The other just stands and stares at the table To Matthews left stands an older man He is balding and is wearing a white shirt covered by a gray vest He is shown holding a coin close to his face staring at it intensely In his other hand is an opened bag to fill with coins There are two more men to the left of Matthew who are very faint and barely noticeable and are possibly accompanying Jesus The final person also on Matthews left side is Jesus Christ He is identified by faint hint of a halo on the back of his head and is dressed the most simply of the eight men
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