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.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006
Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 16 Sep 2017–25 Feb 2018
Referenced in 1 publication
Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond, Brisbane, 2017, 34 (colour illus.), 35-37.