European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Saint Francis of Assisi
Fragment from The Crucifixion, with Saints Nicholas of Bari and Francis of Assisi, in the Confraternity of San Niccolò del Ceppo, Florence
Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro, also called Fra Giovanni da Fiesole), Italian (active Florence and Rome), first securely documented 1417, died 1455
Tempera and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain
Cat. 14John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThis panel showing Saint Francis of Assisi was originally part of a silhouetted Crucifixion group made for the oratory of San Niccolò del Ceppo, a boys' club in Florence. It was removed from the Florentine group in the early twentieth century and replaced by a copy.
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