San Leonardo

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Italy
    City: Rome
    Place: British Embassy

    This 16th-century work from the Florentine school depicts Leonard of Noblac (traditionally thought to have died in 559), who is associated with the town and abbey of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat in the Limousin region of France. Leonard became one of the most venerated saints of the late Middle Ages. Among his miracles was the release of prisoners and as a result he is commonly depicted as an abbot holding chains, locks or manacles (as seen here).

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  • Details
    Title
    San Leonardo
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on panel
    Dimensions
    height: 73.50 cm, width: 60.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Dora Polkinghorne, March 1963
    Provenance
    Collection of Miss Dora Annie Polkinghorne (1889-1991); presented to the British Consultate in Florence in 1963
    GAC number
    7856