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Traces of original polychrome
First half 15th Century
Size: 19.5cm high – 7¾ ins high / 30cm high – 11¾ ins high (including stand)
Sold at auction 2013
See: Finch and Co catalogue no. 13, item no. 21, for a Medieval Brabant Limestone of an Abbot
Francis has always had a widespread cult fostered in the Middle Ages by his friars, and he is still one of the world’s best loved saints, but his nature is often over sentimentalised. There is a great tendency, especially by film producers, to omit the real sternness of his character and to neglect his all pervasive love of God and identification with the suffering of Christ.