This painting is part of the group: The Demidoff Altarpiece

This panel showing Saint Francis is part of the large 'Demidoff Altarpiece' made for the high altar of San Domenico in Ascoli Piceno, east central Italy.

Born in about 1181, Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, is shown at prayer. His most famous attribute, the stigmata (the wounds of Christ) are clearly visible in his hands and side. He wears the traditional brown habit of his order with its rope belt. The three knots in the rope symbolise the three vows of the order: chastity, poverty and obedience.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1430/5 - about 1494
Full title
Saint Francis
Group
Date made
1476
Medium and support
Tempera on poplar
Dimensions
61 x 39.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1868
Inventory number
NG788.6
Location in Gallery

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