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St Francis' vision of Christ saying farewell to his mother: 3704

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Current Location: In storage


St Francis' vision of Christ saying farewell to his mother


Draughtsman: Salimbeni, Ventura




History note: Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. [Lugt 2364]; Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 185 mm
Width: 134 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Brangwyn, Frank


A preliminary study for the painting in the church of San Giorgio, Siena, which appears to be by Salimbeni. In that St Francis is shown with his hands extended to show the stigmata and the Magdalen's head is at a slightly different angle. The pair to the painting, likewise in San Giorgio, shows 'St Clare's vision of Christ being nailed to the Cross'.

School or Style

Sienese School

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink with brown wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 10
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 20340
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3704
Primary reference Number: 32972
Lugt: 2364
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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