Der hl. Franziskus in Ekstase
Francisco de Zurbarán y Salazar (1598-1664)

Der hl. Franziskus in Ekstase,

um 1660
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
64,7 x 53,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
504
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Francisco de Zurbarán y Salazar, Der hl. Franziskus in Ekstase, um 1660, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5RGQJlX4z3 (Last updated on 12.12.2023)
St Francis of Assisi is looking heavenwards, stricken by an innerfelt religious experience; one hand is resting on a skull. This picture topos originated in Italy and spread to Spain. Zurbarán depicts the saint wearing the habit of the Capuchins, a Franciscan reform order. The softly painted contours and the use of diffuse light indicate that this painting is a late work. The painting entered the Mannheim Gallery before 1756—erroneously attributed to Guido Reni.

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