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Saint Elzéar Curing the Lepers
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Saint Elzéar Curing the Lepers


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Description Franciscan mystic and miracle worker, Saint Elzéar of Sabran (1285-1323) is shown curing three lepers, whose deformed features make his cure seem that much more miraculous. This group was carved to ornament the base of the saint's tomb, constructed in 1373 in the Franciscan church of his native Apt in the southern French region of Provence. Although Provence is on the trade routes between Italy and northern Europe, this sculptor was apparently little affected by international influences.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/25/1971Treatmentcleaned
1/12/1981Loan Considerationexamined for loan
1/24/2011Treatmentrepaired; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
  • Les Fastes du Gothique: le Siècle de Charles V. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. 1981-1982.
  • God's Minstrel: St. Francis of Assisi. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 2016-2017.
Provenance [From the tomb of Saint Elzéar in Apt]; Seymard, Apt [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Aymard, Apt, ca. 1883 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Creator
Period
ca. 1373 (Medieval)
Medium
alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.16
Measurements
H: 17 1/8 x W: 15 3/16 x D: 4 3/4 in. (43.5 x 38.5 x 12 cm)
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