Saint Bonaventure

This and Pordenone's 'Saint Louis of Toulouse' were part of a ceiling in the Scuola di S. Francesco, the headquarters of a confraternity attached to the church of the Frari in Venice. At the corners were paintings of the Four Evangelists (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest), while these and panels of two other Franciscan saints, Bernardino and Anthony (also in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest), were at the sides. In the centre was a depiction of Saint Francis receiving the stigmata (now missing).

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1504; died 1539
Full title
Saint Bonaventure
Date made
probably 1530-5
Medium and support
Oil on wood
29.8 x 29.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Ceiling Elements from a Venetian Scuola

Giovanni Antonio Pordenone
probably 1530-5
Giovanni Antonio Pordenone: 'Saint Louis of Toulouse'