St. Francis of Assisi receiving the Stigmata, (painting)
Muziano, Girolamo 1528-1592
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 15
Girolamo Muziano, born at Acquafredda in the Territory of Brescia, in 1528, and died in Rome in 1592, aged 64. Went young to Rome, but had derived from the Venetian school the principles of drawing and colouring. He greatly improved himself by study, and became a very distinguished master. . . . Lanzi speaks of the picture of St. Frances receiving the stigmata, as being in the Church of the Conception, and as being beautiful, both for the figures and the landscape. . . . Muziano was buried in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. By the Stigmata, is meant the five wounds of Christ. Francis instituted the Order of Friars Minors, and for that purpose went to Rome in 1209. "He afterwards retired," says the Roman Breviary, "To the mountain of Laverna, where, having begun a forty days' fast in Honor of St. Michael the Archangel, on the festival of the elevation of the Cross, a Seraph appeared to him, having between his wings the image of Christ crucified, and impressed upon his hands and feet and side, the Marks of the nail and spear. On account of these signal Marks of Christ's love towards him, he was held by all in the highest admiration." . . . (On pannel--length 5 feet 7 inches, breadth 3 feet 9 inches.) [P. 17; see entry.] 06140013 for related commentary.]
Catalogue of the Pictures which formed the collection of Joseph Capece Latro, ancient Archbishop of Taranto, &c. in the Kingdom of Naples now exhibited in the City Dispensary, in White Street, for the benefit of that Charitable Institution. New York, October, 1835.