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Saint Francis in Meditation
Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

Saint Francis in Meditation 1639

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664)

The National Gallery, London

(bapt. Fuente de Cantos, Extremadura, 7 Nov. 1598; d Madrid, 27 Aug. 1664). Spanish painter, active mainly in Seville, which lies about 100 km (60 miles) to the south of the village where he was born. He trained in Seville, 1614–17, then spent the next decade working at Llerana, near his birthplace. In 1627 he made his name with a powerful Christ on the Cross (Art Inst. of Chicago), painted for the Dominican monastery of S.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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