The Vision of Saint Francis

A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching and engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1581

Artist:

Federico Barocci
Italian, c. 1535-1612

About this artwork

In this dramatic etching, Saint Francis of Assisi kneels in an ecstatic trance, with his palms outstretched toward the vibrant holy host he envisions above him. This print reproduces the painted altarpiece that Federico Barocci completed in 1576 for the church of San Francesco, Urbino. The setting of the chapel in which the altarpiece still hangs is included in this composition. The print, though technically reproductive, transcends didactic repetition through the graphic zeal of Barocci’s etched line.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Federico Barocci

Title

The Vision of Saint Francis

Origin

Italy

Date

1581

Medium

Etching and engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

538 x 324 mm

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1963.816

Extended information about this artwork

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