TURA, Cosmè
(b. ca. 1430, Ferrara, d. 1495, Ferrara)

St Francis of Assisi and Announcing Angel (panels of a polyptych)

c. 1475
Oil on panel, 30 x 11 cm (each)
National Gallery of Art, Washington

There are four small panels of identical size in the National Gallery of Art in Washington which are thought to belonged to the eight paintings executed by Tura for a small triptych commissioned by the Duke Ercole I d'Este in 1475. The four paintings are St Francis, the Announcing Angel, the Virgin Announced and St Maurelio.