Franciscus van Assisi in gebed.

Saint Francis of Assisi at prayer.

By
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

About this artwork

Saint Francis is readily identifiable from his stigmata the wounds in his hands and side that miraculously reproduced those of the crucified Christ and from his impoverished and penitent appearance. He is praying in ecstasy while before him on rocky ground are a crucifix a skull and a scourge symbols of disengagement from the world penitence and contemplation.

About the collection

The cathedral is a huge treasure trove with various artworks by Rubens, among others. After twenty years of restoration, the seven-aisled church once again shines in all its architectural splendor. Eye-catchers are definitely Rubens' 'Kruisoprichting' and 'Kruisafneming'.More about Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal Antwerpen
Saint Francis of Assisi at prayer.
Photo number
0090014000
Inventory number
0000
Saint Francis of Assisi at prayer.
Photo number
0090014000
Inventory number
0000
Saint Francis of Assisi at prayer.
Photo number
0090014000
Inventory number
0000