Saint Louis of Toulouse

This and Pordenone's 'Saint Bonaventure' 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 (Budapest), while these and panels of two other Franciscan saints, Bernardino and Anthony (also in 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 Louis of Toulouse
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 Bonaventure'