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Title

The ecstacy of St Francis of Paola


Artist

Claude Mellan

France

1598 - 1688


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.


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


Artist information

Claude Mellan

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond, Brisbane, 2017, 34 (colour illus.), 35-37.