The Death of Saint Francis Xavier
Lodovico Mazzanti, Italian (born Orvieto, active Rome and Naples), c. 1679 - 1775
Social Tags [?]china [x] christian [x] eighteenth century [x] jesuit [x] missionary [x]
[Add Your Own Tags]
An important Jesuit missionary, Francis Xavier became ill on a desolate island in the Bay of Canton, China, and died there on December 3, 1552. Here he is accompanied by his Christian Chinese servant, Antonio, in a scene that combines death with a moment of visionary ecstasy.
Explore the Collections
* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.