Saint Clare is depicted here in the veil and heavy robe that are the habit of her religious order. She is shown standing against a gold background, her right hand extended in a gesture of blessing toward the earthenware jug at her feet. Saint Clare was born into a noble family in Assisi. As a young woman, she heard the preaching of Saint Francis and chose to follow him, renouncing her life of privilege. She founded the Order of Poor Clares and lived a life of poverty, focusing her energies on service and personal contemplation.
Spina Collection, Rome
Attributed to Andrea Vanni by Longhi, ...ins, A. Venturi, Suida, Fiocco, van Marle and Berenson.
A box of Xrays of the Kress Collection is on Shelf G in the Vault (6/5/2018).
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