San Sepolcro Altarpiece

1437-44, Sassetta

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    This painting is one of seven panels that come from the back of a large two-sided polyptych. It was made for the high altar of San Francesco, Borgo Sansepolcro and depicts the life of Saint Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order, who died in 1226.

    The altarpiece was commissioned in 1437 and was installed in 1444.


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