An image of The ecstacy of St Francis of Paola

Claude Mellan

(France 1598 – 1688)

The ecstacy of St Francis of Paola

Location
Not on display
Further information

Francis of Paola (1416-1507) was the founder of the order of Minim Friars. Their austere rule was based on penance, charity, humility and the observance of perpetual Lent. In his own lifetime Francis became famous for prophecy and miracles. In 1481 he was summoned to France to be at the bedside of Louis XI in his last illness. In gratitude, the King erected for the friars the monastery of Santa Trinità del Monte on the Pinician Hill in Rome.

Media
Print
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
41.5 x 28.3 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Accessioned 1998
Accession number
64.1998