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Saint Francis Cutting Clare of Assisi's Hair
Carnicero, Antonio
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Carnicero, Antonio

Salamanca (Spain), 1748 - Madrid (Spain), 1814

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Saint Francis Cutting Clare of Assisi's Hair

1787 - 1789. Oil on canvas.
On display elsewhere

Set in a chapel with a carpeted altar, the scene depicts Saint Clare´s profession as a nun, which marked the founding of the female branch of the Order of Saint Francis, also known as the Clarists. Various friars and women witness the successful event and accompany it with lit votive candles that bring out the passage´s nocturnal character and concentrate the light on their white faces.

Technical data

Inventory number
Carnicero, Antonio
Saint Francis Cutting Clare of Assisi's Hair
1787 - 1789
Height: 217 cm; Width: 273 cm
Vida de San Francisco. Claustro de la Iglesia de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid
Madrid, Franciscan convent of Jesús y María, popularly known as San Francisco el Grande, Cloister: Museo de la Trinidad

Bibliography +

Ponz, Antonio, Viage de España. Vol. I, Joachin Ibarra, Madrid, 1793, pp. 109.

Cruzada Villaamil, Gregorio, Catálogo provisional, historial y razonado del Museo Nacional de Pinturas, Madrid, 1865.

García Barriuso, Patrocinio, San Francisco el Grande de Madrid : aportación documental pa..., [s.n], Madrid, 1975, pp. 489, nº3.

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. I. Iglesia de San Francisco el Grande, Boletín del Museo del Prado, I, 1980, pp. 57.

Martinez Ibañez, Maria Antonia, Antonio Carnicero Mancio, Pintor. Vol. II. Tesis Doctoral, III, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 1987, pp. 296, nº3.

Martínez Ibáñez, María Antonia, La pintura de Antonio Carnicero Mancio en el Prado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XI, 1990, pp. 37-41.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (II). Museo de la Trinidad, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1991, pp. nº1018.

Antonio Carnicero: 1748-1814, Cat. exp., Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Madrid, 1997.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de la Trinidad, Pintura. Núm. 1018.
1018 / Sn en actitud de cortar el cabello á una joven qe. Se encuentra arrodillada á sus pies en el acto de su profesion fs de cuerpo entº y tamº nat.l ambos lados religs de la misma orden / Fdo Carnicero / Alto 2,16 1/2; ancho 2,72 /

Inscriptions +

Ant. Carnicero pt.
Signed. Front, lower left corner

Inscribed in red color. Front, lower right corner

Exhibitions +

Antonio Carnicero Mancio
01.09.1997 - 30.09.1997

Antonio Carnicero Mancio
28.01.1997 - 20.03.1997

Location +

Madrid - Real Basílica de San Francisco El Grande (Deposit)

Update date: 11-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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