St. Francis Adoring the Crucifix

Inv. Pc 148

Oil on canvas.

The work is datable about 1583-84.

Ludovico Carracci
Saint Francis of Assisi

One of the most popular figures of religious devotion from the Middle Ages, St. Francis founded the Franciscan Order. His iconography is various and articulated, and refers to episodes of his life and to devotional images.