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St. Francis Restores the Neglected Church, #2 - touching up the fresco
  • James Munce
    born 1938
    active: United States
  • St. Francis Restores the Neglected Church, #2 - touching up the fresco, 1991
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 402 x 454 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 13/16 x 17 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 573 x 585 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 9/16 x 23 1/16 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0037
Description

Saint Francis is facing away from the views, sitting on a bench littered with painting supplies. He is leaning back on his left hand for support while painting with his right. The man and his bench of supplies are depicted in pale, washed-out colors. The fresco is brightly colored and depicts Jesus riding on a donkey, followed by his disciples or apostles. They are on the right side of the fresco, heading towards a group of people on the left side.