The Vision of Saint Bernard1520
Seated at a reading desk in front of a landscape, St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) has a vision of the Virgin Mary attended by two angels. The saint, who wears the white habit of the Cistercian order of monks, was known for his devotion to the Virgin, and several mystical visions of her were ascribed to him. This painting, which the great writer on art Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) thought was the best Puligo ever did, is executed in a monumental and yet graceful style. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 204, pp. 316-317.
- H: 84 1/4 x W: 67 11/16 x D: 1 3/8 in. (214 x 171.9 x 3.5 cm)
- oil on panel
- Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum
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