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The Birth of the Virgin

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1627

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
55-1/2 x 42-3/4 in (141 x 108.6 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation
Location
Norton Simon Museum

17th century

Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb

by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1630–1634

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
80 5/8 × 44 5/8 in (204.79 × 113.35 cm)
Credits
Milwaukee Art Museum, Purchase M1958.70. Photo by John R. Glembin
Notes
This somber, haunting image of the ascetic Saint Francis typifies the work of one of Spain’s most important Golden Age painters. As is characteristic, Zurbarán depicted the saint alone, in a dark, featureless space, and lit his humble, homespun monk’s robe with dramatic, raking light that also catches on the upturned skull he holds as well as his left foot, which seems to stride into the viewer’s space. Saint Francis was of particular significance to Spain’s monastic communities, which were deeply impacted by the Counter-Reformation. This work was commissioned for Don Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, who was a high-ranking nobleman, close advisor of King Philip IV, and ultimately Prime Minister of Spain (1621–1643).
Location
Milwaukee Art Museum

17th century

The Young Virgin

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1632–1633

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
46 x 37 in (116.8 x 94 cm)
Credits
Fletcher Fund, 1927.
Location
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

17th century

Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose

by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1633

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
24-1/2 x 43-1/8 in (62.2 x 109.5 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation
Location
Norton Simon Museum

17th century

Agnus Dei (”Lamb of God”)

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1635–1640

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
14 in x 20 1/2 in (35.56 cm x 52.07 cm)
Location
San Diego Museum of Art

17th century

Saint Francis in Prayer

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1638–1639

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
46-1/4 x 35-1/2 in (117.5 x 90.2 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation
Location
Norton Simon Museum

17th century

Christ and the Virgin in the House at Nazareth

by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1640

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 201 x 256 x 10 cm (79 1/8 x 100 13/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Unframed: 165 x 218.2 cm (64 15/16 x 85 7/8 in.)
Location
Cleveland Museum of Art

17th century

Saint Jerome

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1640–1645

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
73 in x 41 in (185.42 cm x 104.14 cm)
Location
San Diego Museum of Art

17th century

The Annunciation

by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1650

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
7 ft 1 5/8 in × 10 ft 4 1/2 in (217.5 × 316.2 cm). Framed: 7 ft 8 1/2 in × 10 ft 11 3/4 in × 4 in (235 × 334.6 × 10.2 cm)
Credits
Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1900
Location
Philadelphia Museum of Art

17th century

Saint Francis in Prayer in a Grotto

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1650–1655

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
62 x 39 9/16 in (157.5 x 100.5 cm)
Location
San Diego Museum of Art

17th century

Virgin and Child with Saint John

by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1658

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
54 1/2 in x 42 in (138.43 cm x 106.68 cm)
Location
San Diego Museum of Art

17th century