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Saint Francis of Assisi

about 1775


Not currently on view

silvergoldsilk {fabric or thread}woodsgraffito

Artwork Details

Creation Date
about 1775
parcel gilt and polychrome wood, silver, gold, silk
Object Types

A-C) installed: 24-5/16 x 8-5/16 x 4-3/4 in. A) sculpture: 15 x 7-3/8 x 4-3/4 in. B) banner: 7 x 4 x 3/8 in. C) staff: 14-1/4 x 1-7/8 x 1/8 in.

Mark Description

Inscription in black script on underside of base: Barnuevo

Accession Number
Credit Line

Anonymous Art Fund in memory of Louisa A. Vonnegut Peirce, James E. Roberts Fund by exchange, Gift of Miklos Sperling by exchange

Public Domain

European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

Color Palette

Commissioned by the Barnuevos family in Chinchilla de Montearagón, province of Albacete, Spain in circa 1776; by descent until acquired by a private collector, Malaga, Spain in 2018; (Lullo Pampoulides, London, England); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2019.

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