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Francisco de Zurbaran (November 7, 1598  August 27, 1664) Saint Francis in Meditation Oil on canvas,  1639 162 x 137 cm National Gallery, London, UK
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Title: Saint Francis in Meditation
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Francisco de Zurbaran (November 7, 1598 – August 27, 1664)
Saint Francis in Meditation
Oil on canvas,  1639
162 x 137 cm
National Gallery, London, UK

 

Signed and dated on a cartellino in the lower right-hand corner: Franco Dezurbara[n] / faciebat /1639 (Francisco de Zurbaran made this 1639).

Saint Francis of Assisi was the thirteenth-century founder of the mendicant order of Franciscans. He kneels in a landscape, clasping a skull, upon which he meditates. For further discussion of the subject, see Zurbarn Saint Francis in Meditation.

Collection of Sir Arthur Aston of Aston Hall, Cheshire (British envoy in Madrid, 1840­3); Aston Hall sale, 1862; bequeathed by Major Charles Edmund Wedgwood Wood, 1946.

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