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Saint Clare

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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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.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Medium

tempera fresco transferred to canvas

Measurements

H 153 x W 70 cm

Accession number

44.4b

Acquisition method

purchased, 1944

Work type

Painting


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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