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Brush and black and gray wash
Support: Cream(1) laid paper
Sheet: 23.5 x 14.5 cm (9 1/4 x 5 11/16 in.); Image: 18.7 x 12 cm (7 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1995.15.b
The verso side of this sheet illustrates the decisive moment in the life of Saint Margaret of Cortona (1247-1297), the daughter of an Italian peasant and the mistress of a nobleman. Following a lovers’ rendezvous, Margaret’s paramour is murdered. His faithful dog leads her to its master, prompting her conversion and entrance into a Franciscan convent.
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