St. Bonaventura, who lived in the 13th century, may be counted among the great saints of the Franciscan Order. In this work divine inspiration is bestowed upon him during an ardent prayer about whom he should recommend as the future pope in order to end a dispute that had been going on for three years.


  • Title: The Prayer of St. Bonaventura about the Selection of the New Pope
  • Date Created: 1628 - 1629
  • Physical Dimensions: w2220 x h2390 cm
  • Painter: Francisco de Zurbarán
  • Collection: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Photograph: Hans Peter Klut/Elke Estel
  • External Link: http://www.skd.museum/

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