Saint Lucy

Francesco Zaganelli (Francesco di Bosio) Italian

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This charming panel is probably from the framework of a large altarpiece. Its author was active in Ravenna, but both Francesco and his brother Bernardino were much influenced by the Ferrarese painter Erocole de' Roberti and the Bolognese painter Lorenzo Costa. This work dates to around 1500.

A native of Syracuse, Saint Lucy was martyred under the Roman emperor Diocletian in 303. She is much venerated and is traditionally prayed to for eye ailments.

Saint Lucy, Francesco Zaganelli (Francesco di Bosio) (Italian, Romagnole, active by 1499–died 1532), Tempera and gold on wood

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