The Stigmatization of Saint Francis

Taddeo Crivelliabout 1469

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

As he prays upon his knees, Saint Francis receives the stigmata from "a man like a seraph with six wings." His companion, Friar Leo, reading nearby, is unaware of the miraculous occurrence. The stigmata, the impress on his own body of the wounds that Jesus experienced during his crucifixion, was one of the signs of Francis's holiness.


  • Title: The Stigmatization of Saint Francis
  • Creator: Taddeo Crivelli
  • Date Created: about 1469
  • Location Created: Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 10.8 × 7.9 cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.ML.109.201v
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 13, fol. 201v
  • Creator Display Name: Taddeo Crivelli (Italian, died about 1479, active about 1451 - 1479)
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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