UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active 1470s in Bologna)
Death of the Knight of Celano1475-77
Tempera on poplar panel, 34 x 58 cm
Musei Civici, Pesaro
This picture shows a well-known episode in St Francis of Assisi's life: the knight of Celano confesses his sins to the saint and dies unexpectedly during the banquet. It was probably a predella panel together with two other fragments now in Bologna.