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St Francis of Assisi consoled by Angels

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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St Francis received the stigmata, or the wounds of the Passion of Christ, in 1224. Variations on the subject became popular in the Counter-Reformation period and this painting illustrates a moment when the agonised saint was consoled by angelic music. For a long time thought to be by Ludovico Carracci or Giovanni Lanfranco, this painting with its attractive nocturnal landscape dates from c.1610–1613.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology



c. 1610–1613


oil on panel


H 72 x W 51.5 cm

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Purchased, 1947

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