UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active in the 1290s in Arezzo)
Story of St Margaret of Cortonac. 1298
Panel, 178 x 128 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona
St Margaret is standing in the middle of the episodes of her life, dressed in the habit of a Franciscan of the Third Order. Margaret was one of the most important figures in the history of Cortona. People considered her a saint soon after her death which happened in Cortona on February 22, 1297. However, she was canonized only in 1728. The episodes from her life were taken from the legend written by her confessor, Fra Giunta Bevegnati.