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Saint Francis

A work made of oil on panel.
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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1615

Artist:

Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish, 1577-1640

About this artwork

The Franciscans were among the reformed religious orders whose preaching and teaching activities helped revive the Roman Catholic Church in the Southern Netherlands following years of religious and political turmoil in the 1500s. Peter Paul Rubens here depicted the order’s founder, Saint Francis of Assisi, recognizable by the wound that imitates the pierced hands of the crucified Jesus. In this portrait-like image, which was likely made on commission, Rubens conveyed the saint’s spirituality through his meditative gaze and posture.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Peter Paul Rubens

Title

Saint Francis

Origin

Flanders

Date

1610–1620

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

43 1/4 × 31 in. (99 × 78.8 cm)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1983.372

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