The J. Paul Getty Museum

Saint Bernardino of Siena

Object Details

Title:

Saint Bernardino of Siena

Artist/Maker:

Taddeo Crivelli (Italian, died about 1479, active about 1451 - 1479)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1469

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig IX 13 (83.ML.109), fol. 195v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 10.8 × 7.9 cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/8 in.)

See more

See less

Object Description

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.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
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