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Saint Bernardino of Siena
Taddeo Crivelli (Italian, died about 1479, active about 1451 - 1479)
Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
Ms. Ludwig IX 13 (83.ML.109), fol. 195v
Leaf: 10.8 × 7.9 cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/8 in.)
The Franciscan Saint Bernardino stands in profile facing left. Behind him are two bishop's hats, alluding to his repeated refusal to accept that clerical office. In front of him is the IHSmonogram of Christ's name (derived from the Greek) surrounded by flamelike rays. At the end of a sermon, Bernardino would often display an image of this monogram.
Faces of Power and Piety: Portraits in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (February 2 to April 18, 1999)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 2 to April 18, 1999