The Arrival in France of Saint Francis de Paul

A work made of woodcut in gray, hand-colored with brush, stencil and watercolor on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of woodcut in gray, hand-colored with brush, stencil and watercolor on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1495

Artist:

Artist unknown
French (Toulouse), active c. 1495

About this artwork

This woodcut was recovered, with five other impressions, from use as endpapers in an account book. All six bear similar marginal damage, as the bookworms or other insects burrowed all the way through the volume. No other impressions of the print are known. This mismatch between the spiritual character of the prints and the worldly, business context in which they were found appears to be the result of simple reuse of scarce paper stocks, rather than an attempt to increase profits by calling on Saint Francis de Paul.

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Title

The Arrival in France of Saint Francis de Paul

Origin

France

Date

1495

Medium

Woodcut in gray, hand-colored with brush, stencil and watercolor on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

338 × 246 mm (image); 365 × 266 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Endowment

Reference Number

2005.135

Extended information about this artwork

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