Approval of the Rules of the Franciscan Order by Pope Innocent III in 1209

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white gouache, over incising and black chalk, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white gouache, over incising and black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Livio Agresti
Italian, 1508–1579

About this artwork

Saint Francis kneels before Pope Innocent III as he sanctioned the establishment of the Franciscan order by his gesture. By the time of the Counter-Reformation, these were cornerstone traditions that reformers such as Cardinal Carlo Borromeo upheld in their reevaluation of the Roman Catholic faith after the Council of Trent.

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Artist

Livio Agresti

Title

Approval of the Rules of the Franciscan Order by Pope Innocent III in 1209

Origin

Italy

Date

1528–1579

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white gouache, over incising and black chalk, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

288 x 203 mm (sight)

Credit Line

Gift of John A. Bross in memory of Louise Smith Bross

Reference Number

2014.1142

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