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The Virgin Mary and Christ child with saints (the 'Felicini' altar piece). Drawing by F. Rosaspina, c. 1830, after F. Francia, 1494.

  • Francia, Francesco, approximately 1450-approximately 1526.
Date
1830
Reference
25578i
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La Pinacoteca della Pontificia Accademia delle Belle Arti in Bologna
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Description

The donor of the painting is shown kneeling to the left of Saint Sebastian. He is Bartolommeo Felicini of Bologna. G.C. Williamson notes that he had "funded the chapel in Church of the Misericordia outside the city walls, and ... now desired to decorate the high altar in the same church in recognition of special mercies bestowed upon him in a recent serious illness" ('Francia', London: G. Bell, 1901, p. 38)

The saints depicted are, from left to right: Saint John the Baptist, Saint Monica, Saint Augustine, Saint Francis, Saint Proculus the soldier (or, according to Rosaspina, Saint Vitalis) and Saint Sebastian

Publication/Creation

1830

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil ; border 22.7 x 19.3 cm.

Notes

Rosaspina notes in the text of his book that the painting had never before been engraved

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25578i


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