Bishop Saint and Saint Francis of Assisi

Attributed to Francesco di Andrea Anguilla


The bishop in this panel is unidentifiable, but St. Francis is distinguished by his simple brown habit and the stigmata, or marks of the five wounds of Christ’s crucifixion, which St. Francis is documented as receiving in 1224. Based on the presence of St. Francis here and St. Lucy in the related painting, a possible original location for the triptych of these two panels and the Madonna and Child by Anguilla, is the oratory of Santa Lucia, annexed to the church of San Francesco in Lucca.