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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

Made in Florence, Italy, Europe

c. 1427

Tempera and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain

27 9/16 x 19 1/4 inches (70 x 48.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 212, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 14

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This 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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