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Title

The ecstacy of St Francis of Paola

Artist

Claude Mellan

France

1598 – 1688

  • Details

    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    engraving
    Dimensions
    41.5 x 28.3 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Accessioned 1998
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    64.1998
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Claude Mellan

    Works in the collection

    9

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  • About

    Francis of Paola (1416-1507) was the founder of the order of Minim Friars. Their austere rule was based on penance, charity, humility and the observance of perpetual Lent. In his own lifetime Francis became famous for prophecy and miracles. In 1481 he was summoned to France to be at the bedside of Louis XI in his last illness. In gratitude, the King erected for the friars the monastery of Santa Trinità del Monte on the Pinician Hill in Rome.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Claude Mellan

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