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Saint Francis Xavier taking leave of King John III

José Avelar Rebelo1635

Museu de São Roque

Museu de São Roque

The painting represents St. Francis Xavier taking leave of King John III of Portugal, right before his departure to India on the 9th of April 1541. The Jesuit is knelt before the king while he extends his hand to greet the monarch. Behind him is Fr. Simão Rodrigues de Azevedo, the Portuguese Jesuit who initiated the Society of Jesus in Portugal. The king is surrounded by noblemen and clergy at the royal palace in Lisbon. The pair of this painting depicts Pope Paul III receiving St. Francis Xavier and His Companions.

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  • Title: Saint Francis Xavier taking leave of King John III
  • Date: 1635
  • Physical Dimensions: w187,5 x h178,5 cm (Total)
  • Provenance: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • External Link: Museu de São Roque/Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Painter: José Avelar Rebelo
  • Manufactured: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Commission: The Chapel of St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was founded in 1634 by António Gomes de Elvas, according to a stone inscription on the left wall of the chapel. The decoration of this chapel dates back to the first half of 17th century in what is known as the Mannerist style – classical, sober and balanced, influenced by the design of the main chapel.

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