MS G.55 fol. 118v

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 118v

Francis of Assisi: Receiving Stigmata — A nimbed and tonsured Francis wears sandals and a Franciscan habit with a split in the side. He kneels on one knee with his hands raised. A cross-nimbed Christ, as a six-winged seraph, is affixed to a cross with three nails. Red rays emitting from His wounds touch Francis, indicating wounds. Behind Francis is another monk,possibly Leo of Assissi , seated on the ground. He wears a hood and has his hands up his sleeves. The scene is set in a hilly landscape. In the background are a church surmounted by a cross, towers, other buildings or a city, and a body of water with an island.
The margins are decorated with floreate ornament, including a viola and a strawberry, inhabited by a rabbit. The heraldic shield of Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly, vair and gules) is in the lower margin.