European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Saint Francis of Assisi
Panel from an altarpiece; companion to John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 155)Made in Venice, Italy, Europe
Bartolomeo Vivarini, Italian (active Venice), signed works 1450 - 1490
Tempera and tooled gold on panel
Cat. 156John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelBartolomeo Vivarini was the younger brother and partner of Antonio Vivarini, whose painting Saint Bernardino of Siena is also in the Museum's collection. Bartolomeo's expressive rendering of anatomy, drapery, and marble floors contrasts sharply with his older brother's simpler style and reflects the influence of the great Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna (Italian, 1431-1506).
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