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Saint Clare (c.1194–1253) was a follower of Saint Francis and the founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Here she is shown as a young woman holding a book and a lily. The saint spent some years with Benedictine nuns in Bastia and this picture came from a church in that town. There it was part of a fresco comprising a central image of the Virgin and Child flanked by Saints Ansanus and Sebastian and by Clare and Saint Francis.
tempera fresco transferred to canvas
H 153 x W 70 cm