UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active 1235-1240 in Lazio)

St Francis of Assisi

1235-40
Panel, 95 x 39 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

It has been suggested that this panel might be the work of one of the painters from Rome who decorated the crypt of the cathedral of Anagni (Lazio) towards 1235-40. Its style is extremely graphic: a dark line profiles the figure and the features of the face, and the folds form concentric circles.