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Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the Stigmata
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
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Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista

Venice (Italy), 1696 - Madrid (Italy), 1770

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Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the Stigmata

1767 - 1769. Oil on canvas. Not on display

A depiction of a miracle in the life of Saint Francis of Assisi that took place in 1224 during the Celebration in Praise of the Holy Cross. When the saint withdrew to pray, he received the stigmata from a seraph: the same wounds suffered by Christ on the Cross. An angel holds him so that his body doesn´t collapse in ecstasy. The varied blue tones and their contrast with the very dark palette used for both the landscape and the saint´s habit help to create an unreal atmosphere that heightens the supernatural character of this miracle. This canvas was one of a set made for the Convent Church of San Pascual in Aranjuez. The sketch for this work is in the galleries of the Courtauld Institute in London.

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Inventory number
P007096
Author
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Title
Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the Stigmata
Date
1767 - 1769
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 278 cm; Width: 153 cm
Series
Pinturas para la Iglesia de San Pascual de Aranjuez
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

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Lissoni, E, 'Giambattista Tiepolo. San Francesco d'Assisi riceve le stimnate' En:, Tiepolo: Venezia, Milano, l´Europa, Edizioni Gallerie d´Italia: Skira,, 2020, pp. p.282 nº 57.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2386.
2386 / F. Tiepolo / San Francisco en estasis. / Alto 9 pies, 11 pulg, 8 lin; ancho 5 pies, 6 pulg

Inscriptions +

D. Juan Tiepolo Inv. et pinx.
Signed and dated. Front, lower right corner

Exhibitions +

Giambattista Tiepolo. Venezia, Milano, Dresda, Madrid. Dagli anni della formazione all’affermazione internazionale
Milán
29.10.2020 - 02.05.2021

Giambattista Tiepolo: 1696-1996
Nueva York NY
21.01.1997 - 27.04.1997

Giambattista Tiepolo: 1696-1996
Venecia
06.09.1996 - 09.12.1996

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Skull

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