Saint Clare
Saint Clare
The Met Open Access Images Saint Clare Artist: Lippo Memmi (Filippo di Memmo) (Italian, Sienese, active by 1317?died 1356) Date: ca. 1330 Medium: Tempera on wood, gold ground Dimensions: Overall, with shaped top and engaged (modern) frame, 19 x 8 in. (48.3 x 20.3 cm); painted surface 15 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (39.4 x 19.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Gift of Irma N. Straus, 1964 Accession Number: 64.189.2 The saint wears the habit of the Poor Clares, founded by Saints Francis and Clare between 1212 and 1214. Her emblem is a flaming lamp. The picture, which has been reframed, is a pinnacle of the same altarpiece to which the Saint Paul, exhibited nearby, belonged. The altarpiece was painted around 1325?30 for the church of San Francesco in San Gimignano. For more information about this painting, including a reconstruction of the altarpiece, visit
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