(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)

The Stigmatization of St Francis

Oil on canvas, 93 x 48 cm
Cerralbo Collection, Madrid

Several versions have been preserved of this representation of St Francis with Brother Rufus. There is an early version in Bergamo, derived from a composition by Titian existing only in woodcut. Another version, likewise early, in the Zuloaga Museum at Zumaya, already shows wide divergences from Titian's composition.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 33 minutes):
Michael Haydn: St Francis Mass