European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Pope Honorius III Approving the Rule of Saint Francis of Assisi
Panel from an altarpieceMade in Spain, Europe
Bartolomé del Castro, Spanish (active Palencia and environs), died 1507
Tempera and tooled gold on panel
Cat. 800John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThis panel may come from a large altarpiece dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi. The scene shows the saint receiving papal approval for the rule he wrote for his followers, requiring them to take a vow of poverty.
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