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Francisco de Zurbarán: 'Saint Francis in Meditation'

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Saint Francis of Assisi was the 13th-century founder Franciscan order. He kneels in a landscape, clasping a skull, upon which he meditates. During the 17th century in Italy and Spain Saint Francis and other saints were often depicted meditating with a skull, a symbol of mortality.

This is one of two pictures by Zurbarán in this Collection of Saint Francis in meditation.

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