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Francesco Solimena

St. Francis of Assisi

Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Francesco Solimena

Francesco Solimena

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

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Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Francesco Solimena

Canale di Serino 1657-1747 Barra

St. Francis of Assisi



oil on canvas

canvas: 82½ by 52½ in.; 209.6 by 133.4 cm.

framed: 85½ by 55½ in.; 217.2 by 141 cm.

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Possibly, O. Klein, New York, circa 1970.

Solimena painted this composition at least three times; the original version is in the cathedral in Lucera and the present canvas is virtually identical. An autograph or workshop version was with Oscar Klein in 1970, and another version was sold Venice, Semenzato, 2-5 June 1988. The dimensions of the various versions are not recorded.