St. Francis of Assisi, and the Infant Christ, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 114 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"From a gallery in Genoa. St. Francis, called the seraphic, from the peculiar favor in which he was held by heaven, was the founder of the Franciscans, one of the three Mendicant orders of friars. There are numberless legends connected with this renowned saint, a vast number of which are written in picture history. Many of them are illustrative of his love for all lower animals, birds, and even insects; for he felt that love of Christ in our hearts should fill us with sympathy for everything that can suffer pain or be benefited by kindness. He died October 4, 1226." [P. 20.]
Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings by Celebrated Old and Modern Masters, and Statuary, belonging to N.D. Morgan, Esq., Brooklyn. The Whole on Exhibition, Friday, January 21st, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway. To be sold by auction Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, January 26th and 27th, Commencing at Eight o'clock. The Messrs. Leavitt, Auctioneers.