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Saint Francis
  • Francesco Francia
    circa 1450–1517
    born: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: Papal States (present-day Italy)
  • Saint Francis, late 1400s
  • Four Saints
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • niello print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 45 x 25 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 1 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in 1969.0130, 1969.0131.01-04 matted together
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0131.04

Male figure (identified as Saint Francis) stands, dominating the composition with a halo on his head, and dressed in long robes. He holds a long, thin cross in his left hand.